1930-11-14 Tony Canzoneri w co 1 (15) Al Singer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1930-11-14 Tony Canzoneri w co 1 (15) Al Singer, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Johnny McAvoy. Having won the title on a first-round knockout, Singer lost it in the same fashion in what was a record time for the division. Coming in to the fight, Canzoneri was a veteran of 92 contests who was still only 22. He was also a former featherweight champion. In short, he was a viable challenger despite losing his previous contest to Billy Petrolle, and a man who could both box and fight. Since winning the title Singer had taken part in two catchweight contests, one them being a third-round kayo loss at the hands of Jimmy McLarnin, but he was still favoured to turn back Canzoneri (132). However, two left hooks and a right-hander to the head saw Singer (134) counted out after just 66 seconds of fighting, his ability to shake off moderate punches after the McLarnin defeat seemingly zero. Just ten contests later he had retired.