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1922-02-10 Benny Leonard w pts 15 Rocky Kansas, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: William McPartland. Putting up a great fight against the brilliant Leonard (134½), the game challenger won five rounds and shared the tenth before being outscored unanimously. Having made a slow start, Leonard simply battered his way to victory and in the 11th round he smashed Kansas (135) to the floor with a heavy left hook to the jaw. Although Kansas somehow made it up at ‘nine’, Leonard toyed with him and shook him up time and again prior to the final bell. Two more fights contracted above the weight where Leonard allowed his opponents to make 135lbs while he was a few pounds heavier came against Pal Moran (nd-w pts 10 on 25 February at the Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana) and Kansas (nd-w rsc 8 on 4 July at Floyd Fitzsimmons’ Arena, Michigan City, Michigan).
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1922-02-10 [[Benny Leonard]] w pts 15 [[Rocky Kansas]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: William McPartland. Putting up a great fight against the brilliant Leonard (134½), the game challenger won five rounds and shared the tenth before being outscored unanimously. Having made a slow start, Leonard simply battered his way to victory and in the 11th round he smashed Kansas (135) to the floor with a heavy left hook to the jaw. Although Kansas somehow made it up at ‘nine’, Leonard toyed with him and shook him up time and again prior to the final bell.  
  
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Two more fights contracted above the weight where Leonard allowed his opponents to make 135lbs while he was a few pounds heavier came against [[Pal Moran]] (nd-w pts 10 on 25 February at the Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana) and Kansas (nd-w rsc 8 on 4 July at Floyd Fitzsimmons’ Arena, Michigan City, Michigan).
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[[Category: 1922 Title Contests]]
 
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[[Category: Lightweight Division]]

Revision as of 12:57, 20 January 2012

1922-02-10 Benny Leonard w pts 15 Rocky Kansas, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: William McPartland. Putting up a great fight against the brilliant Leonard (134½), the game challenger won five rounds and shared the tenth before being outscored unanimously. Having made a slow start, Leonard simply battered his way to victory and in the 11th round he smashed Kansas (135) to the floor with a heavy left hook to the jaw. Although Kansas somehow made it up at ‘nine’, Leonard toyed with him and shook him up time and again prior to the final bell.

Two more fights contracted above the weight where Leonard allowed his opponents to make 135lbs while he was a few pounds heavier came against Pal Moran (nd-w pts 10 on 25 February at the Louisiana Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana) and Kansas (nd-w rsc 8 on 4 July at Floyd Fitzsimmons’ Arena, Michigan City, Michigan).