1920-09-25 Benny Leonard nd-w pts 10 Pal Moran, Twin Cities SC Arena, East Chicago, Indiana, USA - WORLD

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1920-09-25 Benny Leonard nd-w pts 10 Pal Moran, Twin Cities SC Arena, East Chicago, Indiana, USA - WORLD. In a match made at the championship weight of 135lbs, Leonard (135) hit the outclassed Moran (130) with every punch in the book, round after round, without ever being able to floor his challenger. With Moran, cut on the nose and mouth, absorbing all of Leonard’s blows it was apparent that the champion had decided not to look for the kayo in order to concentrate on handing out a boxing lesson.

In his next contest Leonard beat Frankie Britt (w rsc 5 at the Baseball Park, Hartford, Connecticut on 4 October). Despite it being contracted above the weight class had Britt, who was below 135lbs, won inside the distance it would almost certainly have gained him a crack at the title if not a strong claim.