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23 September Harry Jeffra w pts 15 Sixto Escobar, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA – NY/NBA. Referee: Frank Fullam. Having already beaten Escobar (117¼) on points twice previously in non-title bouts, Jeffra (116½) used his left hand to perfection, jabbing and moving at speed to win the points and make himself a difficult target. While Escobar made the mistake of continually looking for an opening to land a knockout punch rather than keeping busy, the challenger, who it was thought would be weakened by weight making, just kept going. On winning the unanimous decision, a return clause contracted Jeffra to defend against Escobar within 90 days.
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1937-09-23 [[Harry Jeffra]] w pts 15 [[Sixto Escobar]], Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA – NY/NBA. Referee: Frank Fullam. Having already beaten Escobar (117¼) on points twice previously in non-title bouts, Jeffra (116½) used his left hand to perfection, jabbing and moving at speed to win the points and make himself a difficult target. While Escobar made the mistake of continually looking for an opening to land a knockout punch rather than keeping busy, the challenger, who it was thought would be weakened by weight making, just kept going.  
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On winning the unanimous decision, a return clause contracted Jeffra to defend against Escobar within 90 days.
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[[Category: 1937 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Bantamweight Division]]

Revision as of 09:46, 20 February 2012

1937-09-23 Harry Jeffra w pts 15 Sixto Escobar, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA – NY/NBA. Referee: Frank Fullam. Having already beaten Escobar (117¼) on points twice previously in non-title bouts, Jeffra (116½) used his left hand to perfection, jabbing and moving at speed to win the points and make himself a difficult target. While Escobar made the mistake of continually looking for an opening to land a knockout punch rather than keeping busy, the challenger, who it was thought would be weakened by weight making, just kept going.

On winning the unanimous decision, a return clause contracted Jeffra to defend against Escobar within 90 days.