1929-09-23 Battling Battalino w pts 15 Andre Routis, Hurley’s Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - WORLD

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1929-09-23 Battling Battalino w pts 15 Andre Routis, Hurley’s Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut, USA - WORLD. Referee: Billy Conway. Coming off the back of a ten-round points win over Panama Al Brown on 26 July in Hartford, Battalino (124½) was just too young and too fresh for a fighter who had lost his previous four contests and was just one more defeat away from retirement. A vicious fight from start to finish, Routis (125½), cut over the left eye in the first round, was always aggressively looking to work the body while the challenger, the harder hitter of the pair, scored well with a mixture of longer punches and heavy hooks to the head to warrant the referee’s decision. With a maximum score of five points for each round, Conway, the sole arbiter, gave a perfect 75 to Battalino, who was unfortunately put out of action until January 1930 after breaking a hand.