1937-10-13 Benny Lynch w co 13 (15) Peter Kane, Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland - GB/NBA/NY
1937-10-13 Benny Lynch w co 13 (15) Peter Kane, Shawfield Park, Glasgow, Scotland - GB/NBA/NY. Referee: Barrington Dalby. Down in the first, Kane (110¾) came back strongly to hold his own before Lynch (111¼) took over in the tenth. The next three rounds saw the little champion landing punch after punch and in the 13th after being put down heavily Kane somehow got up only to be poleaxed for the full count, another right doing the damage.
Contracted to defend the title in a return against Kane at The Stadium, Liverpool on 24 March 1938, Lynch failed to make the weight and although the contest went ahead, resulting in a 12-round draw, he was fortunate not to forfeit the championship.
Following that debacle he finally forfeited the title both in Britain and America when weighing in six and a half pounds overweight for a championship match against Jackie Jurich at Shawfield Park on 29 June 1938. Having already been postponed twice after Lynch suffered an injured elbow in training, the fight went ahead, with Jurich being counted out in the 11th round.
Regardless of the result, the little Scot’s career was effectively over and the heavy-hitting Kane was matched against the American for the vacant title by the BBBoC without the support of the NBA, NYSAC or IBU, while the claims of the Filipino eight stoners, Little Dado and Small Montana, were strongly supported by California.