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21 February Sixto Escobar w pts 15 Lou Salica, Escambron Beach Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico – NY/NBA. Referee: Jack Dempsey. In what was Puerto Rico’s first world title fight, there was no let-up in the action as both boys went at it from start to finish like gamecocks. Although the unanimous decision favoured Escobar (117½), who suffered an injured right eye, there were no knockdowns and the challenger, Salica (116¾), was always in the fight with never much between them, despite him taking the engagement at short notice.
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1937-02-21 [[Sixto Escobar]] w pts 15 [[Lou Salica]], Escambron Beach Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico – NY/NBA. Referee: Jack Dempsey. In what was Puerto Rico’s first world title fight, there was no let-up in the action as both boys went at it from start to finish like gamecocks. Although the unanimous decision favoured Escobar (117½), who suffered an injured right eye, there were no knockdowns, and the challenger, Salica (116¾), was always in the fight with never much between them, despite him taking the engagement at short notice.
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Revision as of 17:11, 22 November 2012

1937-02-21 Sixto Escobar w pts 15 Lou Salica, Escambron Beach Baseball Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico – NY/NBA. Referee: Jack Dempsey. In what was Puerto Rico’s first world title fight, there was no let-up in the action as both boys went at it from start to finish like gamecocks. Although the unanimous decision favoured Escobar (117½), who suffered an injured right eye, there were no knockdowns, and the challenger, Salica (116¾), was always in the fight with never much between them, despite him taking the engagement at short notice.