1933-12-08 Vince Dundee w pts 15 Andy Callahan, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NY/NBA
1933-12-08 Vince Dundee w pts 15 Andy Callahan, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Jack Decker. Defending his title for the first time and honouring his agreement with the promoters, Dundee (158½) came close to losing against Callahan (152½) and it was probably his extra weight and added reach that ultimately gained him the split decision. Starting at a gallop, the southpaw challenger realised his best chance lay in scoring a quick win and he tore into Dundee with hard rights and lefts to head and body and continually pushed the latter against the ropes. Despite having much success, Callahan was blown out by the ninth and having bided his time Dundee came on like a train over the last five rounds to just about get home. Callahan had never gone 15 rounds before and it showed. The press reported that Callahan won the first four rounds, split the next four and lost five out of the last seven. Another Pennsylvanian title fight for Teddy Yarosz, mistakenly reported in The Ring Record Book as involving the State’s version of the world title, saw him outpoint Jimmy Smith over 15 rounds at the Motor Square Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 12 February 1934. Meanwhile, there was a strong effort made in the USA to only recognise championship bouts if they were contested over 15 rounds.