1927-06-03 Joe Dundee w pts 15 Pete Latzo, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1927-06-03 Joe Dundee w pts 15 Pete Latzo, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Eddie Forbes. After 15 torrid rounds a new champion was crowned when Dundee (143), who concentrated on the body in an effort to bring a weight-weakened Latzo (146½) down, set up a furious rally to storm home over the last seven rounds. Latzo made a good start, but tired as the fight progressed, and following a collision in the 11th which cut his left eye he was severely punished. According to most of the papers the decision was by a majority, the referee and one judge scoring it in favour of Dundee with the other judge seeing it as a draw.

In the October edition of The Ring magazine, Jack McVey, the brilliant coloured fighter who was reported to be claiming the ‘black’ title, went on to draw with Latzo and Dave Shade before moving up to middleweight.