1926-07-16 Jack Delaney w pts 15 Paul Berlenbach, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1926-07-16 Jack Delaney w pts 15 Paul Berlenbach, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jim Crowley. Fighting with a broken left thumb from the second round onwards, Delaney (166½) gained ample revenge for his earlier defeat at the hands of Berlenbach (174½) when being awarded the unanimous decision at the end of a hard-fought contest. Up to the 11th there had been little to choose between them, especially after the challenger had lost the previous four sessions, but from thereon it was all Delaney as he outscored and outpunched the champion to walk off with the title. In the 13th round it looked as though Berlenbach would be stopped as Delaney cut loose, ripping in vicious uppercuts to the head and solid lefts to head and body, but he kept in the contest by holding on for all he was worth. Although dazed and staggered at times, Berlenbach, by now cut on the left eye, somehow kept going despite taking a constant battering and was almost out on his feet at the final bell.