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

From Barry Hugman's History of Championship Boxing
Revision as of 20:51, 17 December 2011 by Hugman (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

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 and was 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, in the third round Berg was put down by a left-right combination, but 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.