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, Sarron put the title up and according to some reports he was lucky to retain it 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 while boxing on the counter and Sarron (125¼) bouncing around the ring tirelessly, bobbing and 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 and had one more contest in South Africa before leaving for a tour of Britain.