1926-02-26 Tiger Flowers w pts 15 Harry Greb, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1926-02-26 Tiger Flowers w pts 15 Harry Greb, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ed Gunboat Smith. Yet again the champion had difficulty in making the weight and this time it would prove to be his undoing against Flowers (158½), who made the running from the opening bell when sending in jolting southpaw lefts to the jaw. As the fight wore on Greb (159½) tried desperately to find a punch that would finish Flowers, but his timing was out and he endlessly missed the target, while the latter pecked away with scoring right jabs. Although Greb came back strongly from the 12th onwards and had Flowers reeling at times he was unable to make up the lost rounds and forfeited his title by a split decision, despite the referee giving him his vote.