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1926-08-19 Tiger Flowers w pts 15 Harry Greb, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jim Crowley. Sharper than when they met before, Greb (159) started fast when hammering the southpaw champion with two-fisted attacks to head and body and kept up the pressure for the opening five rounds. Cut over left eye in the third, Flowers (159¼) regrouped to come back strongly in the middle rounds and in the 13th he sliced open a cut over Greb’s right eye. Many thought that was the end for Greb, but he surprised all of those critics when chasing Flowers non-stop for the remaining six minutes as he looked for a finishing punch. Although the unanimous decision went against him, Greb went out in a blaze of glory, but there would be no more fights for him and he died following a car accident and subsequent operation on 22 October.
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1926-08-19 [[Tiger Flowers]] w pts 15 [[Harry Greb]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jim Crowley. Sharper than when they met before, Greb (159) started fast when hammering the southpaw champion with two-fisted attacks to head and body. Going well, he kept up the pressure for the opening five rounds. Cut over left eye in the third, Flowers (159¼) regrouped to come back strongly in the middle rounds, and in the 13th he sliced open a cut over Greb’s right eye. Many thought that was the end for Greb, but he surprised all of those critics when chasing Flowers non-stop for the remaining six minutes as he looked for a finishing punch.  
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Although the unanimous decision went against him, Greb went out in a blaze of glory. However, there would be no more fights for Greb, who died following a car accident and subsequent operation on 22 October.
  
 
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1926-08-19 Tiger Flowers w pts 15 Harry Greb, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jim Crowley. Sharper than when they met before, Greb (159) started fast when hammering the southpaw champion with two-fisted attacks to head and body. Going well, he kept up the pressure for the opening five rounds. Cut over left eye in the third, Flowers (159¼) regrouped to come back strongly in the middle rounds, and in the 13th he sliced open a cut over Greb’s right eye. Many thought that was the end for Greb, but he surprised all of those critics when chasing Flowers non-stop for the remaining six minutes as he looked for a finishing punch.

Although the unanimous decision went against him, Greb went out in a blaze of glory. However, there would be no more fights for Greb, who died following a car accident and subsequent operation on 22 October.