1932-07-10 Panama Al Brown w pts 15 Kid Francis, Bullring Circus, Marseilles, France - WORLD
1932-07-10 Panama Al Brown w pts 15 Kid Francis, Bullring Circus, Marseilles, France - WORLD. Referee: Carlo Lomazzi. Showing his usual nonchalance, Brown (117½) easily avoided the challenger’s rushes early on and got his left hand working. He also brought the right into play, vicious punches crashing on his rival’s jaw. However, Francis (117) remained in the fight, crouching and swaying under Brown’s guard, but the latter’s superiority was such that it was surprising when he began to hold and push. When Francis managed to get inside, despite lacking power, all Brown could do was to stay out of harms way before waking up in the seventh round to plaster the former with a variety of punches. Although Francis was game, always coming back for more, Brown’s accuracy and speed was prevalent through to the final bell and the result appeared a formality.
Regardless of that it was declared a no-contest after certain members of the audience took away two of the judges' scorecards by force, both of whom had voted for Brown. Justice was finally served when the IBU awarded the unanimous decision to the champion the following day.