1932-10-13 Kid Chocolate w rsc 12 (15) Lew Feldman, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY
1932-10-13 Kid Chocolate w rsc 12 (15) Lew Feldman, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Patsy Haley. Involving the vacant title as far as the NYSAC were concerned, Chocolate (125¾) generally controlled the contest, putting Feldman (125½) down in the ninth following a right to the jaw, and then turning him into a punch bag as he rained in rights and lefts to force a stoppage at 2.45 of the 12th. By that time, Feldman’s nose was a battered mess and he was a mile behind on points, having concentrated on the body to no avail. According to Nat Fleischer’s column in The Ring magazine, the Commission exceeded its powers when setting up the fight and despite Chocolate being a flashy box-fighter with mesmeric speed and good punching ability, international recognition would only be forthcoming when the Cuban had eliminated the British champion, Nel Tarleton, who was rated by the magazine as the third best featherweight behind Fidel LaBarba and Baby Arizmendi. Unfortunately, for the clever British boy, having injured his hand, he lost his title on points over 15 rounds to Seaman Tommy Watson on 10 November at the Liverpool Stadium, England and was forced to pull out of a match against Arizmendi and a tentative booking to meet Chocolate.