1926-08-19 Tiger Flowers w pts 15 Harry Greb, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
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.