1928-07-16 Tommy Loughran w pts 10 Pete Latzo, Abertillery Park, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD

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1928-07-16 Tommy Loughran w pts 10 Pete Latzo, Abertillery Park, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - WORLD. Referee: Leo Houck. On a rain-soaked evening in front of 18,000 people Latzo (167½) plunged in recklessly time and again, only to be picked off by the champion’s immaculate left hand. While there was a brief success for Latzo in round four when he connected with a heavy left hook that brought blood from his rival’s right eye, an injury that bled for the remainder of the fight, there was no joy for him when he tried to claim a disqualification in the seventh after being hit on the belt line. Loughran (172½), who had Latzo bleeding from the nose and mouth, landed at will with left jabs, left hooks and right uppercuts to run out an easy winner according to all three judges’ cards.

With Loughran taking on four heavyweights between October 1928 and February 1929 the NYSAC grew impatient with him, banning him from fighting above the weight in New York until he had once again defended the 175lbs title.