1927-12-12 Tommy Loughran w pts 15 Jimmy Slattery, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1927-12-12 Tommy Loughran w pts 15 Jimmy Slattery, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Lou Magnolia. In a battle to unify the title both men proved to be top class, and it was probably the eight-pound weight advantage that helped to swing the fight Loughran’s way towards the finishing line. While Slattery (165½) showed great speed, making Loughran (173½) look pedestrian at times, when he was eventually forced to trade as he slowed it was then that the latter came into his own. Although Slattery had outboxed his man at the start, with snapping left hands scoring points, once Loughran’s body shots began to take effect everything changed. Making his run for home Loughran continuously worked the body and smashed in overarm rights to the head, while Slattery tried his best to fight back but was too tired to make an impression. Press reports suggested that Loughran had won eight rounds to Slattery’s five, with two even, on his way to the unanimous decision.