1931-10-23 Lou Brouillard w pts 15 Young Jack Thompson, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WORLD
1931-10-23 Lou Brouillard w pts 15 Young Jack Thompson, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - WORLD. Referee: Johnny Brassil. Fighting on the defensive, Thompson (146), displaying none of his much vaunted punching power and boxing ability, generally allowed Brouillard (146¾) to take the play away from him throughout. Three times he was dropped, twice for ‘nine’ in the tenth and 13th rounds, and was unable to cope with the rugged body attacks as the southpaw challenger made that his target when romping to the unanimous points victory.
While Brouillard was on the way up, winning 12 of the 15 rounds, with it being apparent that Thompson had nothing much left he retired after five more fights.
By the end of December, Baby Joe Gans was Brouillard’s number-one challenger according to The Ring magazine ratings, having drawn with the champion over ten rounds in a recent non-title bout, but following two successive draws against ordinary opposition he dropped down the rankings.