1934-07-13 Freddie Miller w co 8 (10) Gene Espinosa, Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USA - NBA

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1934-07-13 Freddie Miller w co 8 (10) Gene Espinosa, Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USA - NBA. Referee: Jimmy Irvine. According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel this was a 126lbs title defence for Miller despite the weights not being announced, and was concluded in the eighth round. It had been an interesting fight as the flashy Espinosa made life difficult for Miller despite taking a count of ‘nine’ in the opening session. However, using his southpaw jab repeatedly to keep his rival off balance and biding his time the champion eventually caught up with Espinosa and a hard left to the pit of the stomach brought about a count out. The paper went on to say that the unfortunate Espinosa was unable to leave the ring for about five minutes. While the Montana Standard stated that Miller retained his title with ease, onother one reported that Espinosa was knocked out by a right to the body that was followed by a solid left to the jaw.

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