1930-04-04 Jack Kid Berg w pts 10 Joe Glick, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NBA

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1930-04-04 Jack Kid Berg w pts 10 Joe Glick, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NBA. Referee: Jack Dorman. Although unable to be billed as a championship fight in New York, the New York Times reported it to be a defence of Berg’s NBA crown in a match made at 140lbs. Berg always considered his title to be on the line when his opponent made the weight, being supported by The Ring magazine to that end.

In a bitterly waged fight that was ceaseless and tireless all the way, Berg (139¼) started by swarming all over the rugged Glick (137¼) in an effort to negate the latter’s punches. However, when Berg was put down by a left-right combination in the third he was up before a count could commence. Having cut Glick over the left eye in the fourth, Berg continued relentlessly through to the eighth when he was hurt by a low blow. After telling the referee that he did not want to win on a foul Berg took another ‘low one’ to the body, this time on the blind side of the third man, and was forced to take a count of ‘seven’ before getting up to chase Glick all over the ring. From then on Berg fought with increased fury, despite being jarred by right-hand smashes every now and again, to land the unanimous decision - reckoned to be by eight rounds to ten.

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