1935-10-31 John Henry Lewis w pts 15 Bob Olin, The Arena, St Louis, Missouri, USA - NY/NBA
1935-10-31 John Henry Lewis w pts 15 Bob Olin, The Arena, St Louis, Missouri, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Walter Heisner. Making his first defence, Olin (175) was unlucky to come up against an outstanding challenger in Lewis (174½), but in losing by a unanimous decision he went down in glorious fashion when fighting against the odds. Taking a severe beating in most of the rounds, Olin manfully stuck to his guns against a man who already held a victory over him and refused to be floored despite being battered from pillar to post at times. Olin’s bravery had the crowd on his side as Lewis eventually grew weary of hitting him and he even came back with a hard-hitting rally in the 13th before staggering through the next two sessions to make it to the final bell. Never one to set the pulses racing when winning, in defeat Olin finally got the kudos he deserved.