1928-06-01 Tommy Loughran w pts 15 Pete Latzo, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1928-06-01 Tommy Loughran w pts 15 Pete Latzo, Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jed Gahan. In front of a 20,000 crowd the champion’s mastery and ring wizardry were too much for Latzo (168), who despite making himself a difficult target as he found a way of sliding under the left lead to score with short-arm blows and roundhouse swings, lacked the ability to make it pay. Although Latzo had a good tenth round, class ultimately told as Loughran (173¾) sailed home to receive the unanimous decision.

Having just defeated Mike McTigue to become Loughran’s leading challenger, and unbeaten in 29 contests, Armand Emanuel met the champion in a non-title contest at Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC on 28 June, impressing despite losing the ten-round points decision. At that point Emanuel seemed to be on his way to a title shot, but in his very next contest he was knocked out inside seven rounds by Mickey Walker (at the Recreation Ground, San Francisco, California on 27 August). Following that, it was Walker who went on to meet Loughran.