1931-08-25 Panama Al Brown w pts 15 Pete Sanstol, The Forum, Montreal, Canada - WORLD

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1931-08-25 Panama Al Brown w pts 15 Pete Sanstol, The Forum, Montreal, Canada - WORLD. Referee: John W. Clinnin. Brown (117) once again unified the title on defeating Sanstol (117) by a split decision, but it was close. The press scorecards gave seven rounds to Brown, five to Sanstol and three even. In the main, Brown used his greater reach, fancy footwork and powerful right hand to get in the ascendancy, while the ‘Blond Bullet’, who finished strongly, bobbed and weaved to get inside where he scored well.

According to The Ring Record Book, Brown weighed 119lbs to Sanstol’s 118½, which would have made the contest an over-the-weight affair, but the Montreal Daily Star categorically stated that both men made the official weight and we have reported the weights as shown on the New York Times.