1925-07-13 Jimmy Goodrich w rsc 2 (15) Stanislaus Loayza, Queensboro Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA - NY
1925-07-13 Jimmy Goodrich w rsc 2 (15) Stanislaus Loayza, Queensboro Stadium, Queens, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Ed Gunboat Smith. All over in three minutes and 35 seconds, Goodrich (135) was a fortunate winner when Loayza (134) suffered a broken ankle in the first round after the referee accidentally trod on him. It was an impossible situation and although he bravely tried to fight on, despite taking several counts, he was retired from the contest by his corner after 35 seconds of the second session. Goodrich was not a bad fighter, having come up the hard way and serving an apprenticeship of over seven years, but many good judges guessed that he wouldn’t be champion for long. That aside, he was no mean boxer, could pick his punches well and was more than durable, never being knocked out in 182 contests. Meanwhile in Europe, there was still some dissatisfaction over the way the tournament was handled and, on 15 August, the IBU made a formal complaint to the NYSAC on behalf of Harry Mason and Lucien Vinez, only to be told that both fighters had been invited to participate but had declined. Then, in October, at the NBA Convention, the membership agreed to recognise Goodrich as champion, thus falling into line with other boxing authorities.