1936-12-12 Valentin Angelmann w pts 15 Ernst Weiss, Sports Palace, Paris, France - IBU

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1936-12-12 Valentin Angelmann w pts 15 Ernst Weiss, Sports Palace, Paris, France - IBU. In a boxer versus fighter contest, Weiss showed an excellent left jab that did no more than irritate Angelmann, who bundled into his challenger from the opening bell. Weiss continued to box splendidly, showing an excellent defence, and was in front up to the halfway mark. From there on, however, Angelmann caught the eye of the judges as he upped his work rate to take the initiative, the decision and Weiss’ European title into the bargain.

Strangely, for whatever reason, Angelmann was not called upon to defend the IBU version of the title, but points defeats at the hands of Peter Kane, Tiny Bostock and Weiss (l pts 12 at the Engelmann Arena, Vienna, Austria on 3 September 1937), initially intended to be a title fight, saw his stock at world level fall badly.

During an international boxing convention held in Rome, Italy during the third week of April 1938, the IBU agreed to refuse to recognise all individually made world champions, including Angelmann, in an effort to stand by one universally recognised titleholder.