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/PENN. 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 nights work for him, with the referee’s decision being a formality.
At the NBA Convention in November it was announced that the Association would be once again be recognising 130lbs as a championship weight with Morgan as its champion.