1929-05-20 Tod Morgan w pts 10 Baby Sal Sorio, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA - CALIFORNIA/NY/PENNSYLVANIA
1929-05-20 Tod Morgan w pts 10 Baby Sal Sorio, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA - CALIFORNIA/NY/PENNSYLVANIA. Referee: Benny Whitman. Given a big build-up, the much vaunted punch of Sorio (128¾) was rendered almost useless against the skilful Morgan (129) who went into the tenth round so far ahead that only a kayo was good enough for the challenger. Rash or not, Morgan discarded all pretence of boxing to slug it out with the Mexican blaster over the final three minutes to provide a grandstand finish after what was an easy night's work for him, the referee’s decision being a formality.
Having outpointed Morgan over ten rounds of a non-championship fight at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles on 26 November, Eddie Mack announced on 6 December that he was laying claim to the latter’s world title. Mack’s manager, Joe Roth, said he was ready to post a forfeit to meet the champion for a fourth time and had written to the National Boxing Association and newspapers to that effect. Despite being rated the number-one contender by The Ring magazine, Mack never got a title shot.
At the NBA Convention in November it was announced that the Association would once again be recognising 130lbs as a championship weight, with Morgan as its champion.