1931-01-05 Benny Bass w pts 10 Lew Massey, The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NBA/PENNSYLVANIA
1931-01-05 Benny Bass w pts 10 Lew Massey, The Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NBA/PENNSYLVANIA. Referee: Leo Houck. Although taking place on non-NBA territory the Pennsylvanian Boxing Commission were happy to support this one as a title fight. However, it barely lived up to expectation after the fourth round when it was apparent that Massey (128), despite having countered well, was being outclassed. Surprisingly though, Bass (127½) took no chances, picking his punches carefully while occasionally shaking Massey up. There was a big rally in the tenth from the challenger, but Bass saw the storm out to collect the unanimous decision.