1922-07-10 Joe Lynch w rtd 14 (15) Johnny Buff, The Velodrome, Bronx, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1922-07-10 Joe Lynch w rtd 14 (15) Johnny Buff, The Velodrome, Bronx, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Patsy Haley. In regaining his old title, Lynch (117¼) proved himself still to be a brilliant, brainy boxer with fine judgement, speed, stamina and, last but not least, a powerful punch. It was his snappy and precise straight left that devoured Buff (113½) round after round and eventually set him up for an inside-the-distance defeat when his corner threw the towel in after 0.06 of the 14th had elapsed. At that stage, Buff, who had one-sidedly been beaten and had no chance of winning, was on the floor and doomed to defeat.
Immediately following the contest both men were suspended by the NYSAC pending an enquiry into private financial arrangements between the pair. They were absolved of any wrong doing on 2 August.
As the new champion, Lynch next took on Frankie Murray (w co 2 at the Southern AC, Shreveport, Louisiana on 21 August), Ben Levy (w co 1 at The Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas on 24 August) and Memphis Pal Moore (nd-w pts 10 at Fitzsimmons’ Open Air Arena, Michigan City, Michigan on 4 September). The first two matches were given title billing regardless of a lack of known weights, while his contest with Moore was articled at 119lbs.