1937-09-04 Petey Sarron w pts 12 Freddie Miller, Wanderers’ Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa - NBA/SOUTH AFRICA

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1937-09-04 Petey Sarron w pts 12 Freddie Miller, Wanderers’ Arena, Johannesburg, South Africa - NBA/SOUTH AFRICA. Referee: Tiny Dean. Having lost on points over ten rounds at catchweights to Miller at the same venue on 31 July, according to some reports Sarron was lucky to retain his title on a majority decision, the 20,000 plus crowd showing their displeasure on the result. It was certainly a battle of contrasting styles, with Miller (124¾) being cool and clever on the counter while Sarron (125¼) bounced around the ring tirelessly, bobbing, weaving and swinging in punches with no regard for defence.

It was interesting to note that Miller, who landed the cleaner and heavier punches, accepted the decision in a sportsmanlike manner. Miller had one more contest in South Africa before leaving for a tour of Britain.