1921-06-06 Benny Leonard nd-w pts 12 Rocky Kansas, Newark Ballpark, Harrison, New Jersey, USA - WORLD

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1921-06-06 Benny Leonard nd-w pts 12 Rocky Kansas, Newark Ballpark, Harrison, New Jersey, USA - WORLD. Referee: Danny Sullivan. With both men inside the required 135lbs at the 3pm weigh-in, the title was on the line despite the ringside weights showing Leonard to weigh 136lbs to Kansas’ 134. Most reports stated that the hard-hitting Kansas lost a good opportunity, but realistically he was not in the champion’s class, finding him difficult to nail, and was outboxed in most of the rounds. Although Leonard took a few swings early on, when he got going he was able to reach Kansas with jabs and hooks to the head almost as he pleased, but he disappointed the 30,000 crowd by boxing defensively and holding too much. Only in the last two sessions did he look near his best when he cut loose, but was unable to drop Kansas and had to be content with press decision.

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