1929-04-05 Tod Morgan w pts 10 Santiago Zorrilla, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - CALIFORNIA/NY/PENNSYLVANIA

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1929-04-05 Tod Morgan w pts 10 Santiago Zorilla, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - CALIFORNIA/NY/PENN. Referee: Jack Kennedy. Morgan (128), a good defensive fighter, kept Zorilla (129) at distance with his longer reach, but other than that it was a disappointing contest with too much clinching. However, in the final round things warmed up a bit after the champion scored a flash knockdown. Getting up quickly, Zorilla swarmed all over Morgan in a wild attack and nearly put him down following a hard right to the head. Apart from that, it had been Morgan’s fight and the referee’s decision was a formality.