1932-07-18 Johnny Jadick w pts 10 Tony Canzoneri, Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NBA/PENNSYLVANIA
1932-07-18 Johnny Jadick w pts 10 Tony Canzoneri, Baker Bowl, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - PENN/NBA. Referee: Joe McGuigan. Scorecards: 6-3, 5-3, 2-7. Although not a member State of the NBA, as in their first contest the Pennsylvanian Boxing Commission were more than happy to accommodate the return as a title fight and once again it was very close, 13 to 12 rounds on the three scorecards, with five even accounting for a split decision. This time round, Canzoneri (133) looked to counter Jadick (135¼), who proved a shade too smart for that tactic, and despite landing the heavier punches the former champion missed his opportunity. In the final round, Jadick was floored by a left hook to the jaw, but was up immediately to finish the course, worn out and bloodied but still champion. Canzoneri finished with a bad cut on the right eye, testament to Jadick’s probing jabs.
On 20 September, the NBA decided not to recognise the ‘junior’ divisions in future although States such as Pennsylvania, California. Illinois and Louisiana, plus Washington, Florida, Missouri and Ohio were happy to support their own champions or contests taking place on home territory. A short while later, on 6 December, Sammy Fuller made a Ring magazine defence’ when he gained a ten-round points win over the 135lbs Billy Wallace at the Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio.