1939-03-04 Henry Armstrong w rsc 4 (15) Bobby Pacho, Tropical Stadium, Havana, Cuba - WORLD

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1939-03-04 [[Henry Armstrong]] w rsc 4 (15) [[Bobby Pacho]], Tropical Stadium, Havana, Cuba - WORLD. Referee: Jim Braddock. Tossing in hard rights and lefts from the opening bell, the champion quickly showed his intent as Pacho (147) missed repeatedly and although the latter had more success in the second, especially with the right uppercut, he was gradually being mown down. Opening up in the third, Armstrong (134) began to force Pacho around the ring where he slammed in hard rights and lefts to the body and the latter would almost certainly have gone down had he not been backed up against the ropes. Surprisingly, Pacho came out for the fourth, but having taken another beating and hanging helpless halfway through the ropes the referee rescued him from further punishment on the 1.10 mark.   
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1939-03-04 [[Henry Armstrong]] w rsc 4 (15) [[Bobby Pacho]], Tropical Stadium, Havana, Cuba - WORLD. Referee: Jim Braddock. Tossing in hard rights and lefts from the opening bell, the champion quickly showed his intent as Pacho (147) missed repeatedly, and although the latter had more success in the second, especially with the right uppercut, he was gradually being mown down. Opening up in the third, Armstrong (134) began to force Pacho around the ring, slamming in hard rights and lefts to the body, and the latter would almost certainly have gone down had he not been backed up against the ropes. Surprisingly, Pacho came out for the fourth, but having taken another beating and hanging helpless halfway through the ropes the referee rescued him from further punishment on the 1.10 mark.   
  
 
[[Category: 1939 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: 1939 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Welterweight Division]]

Revision as of 19:03, 2 April 2012

1939-03-04 Henry Armstrong w rsc 4 (15) Bobby Pacho, Tropical Stadium, Havana, Cuba - WORLD. Referee: Jim Braddock. Tossing in hard rights and lefts from the opening bell, the champion quickly showed his intent as Pacho (147) missed repeatedly, and although the latter had more success in the second, especially with the right uppercut, he was gradually being mown down. Opening up in the third, Armstrong (134) began to force Pacho around the ring, slamming in hard rights and lefts to the body, and the latter would almost certainly have gone down had he not been backed up against the ropes. Surprisingly, Pacho came out for the fourth, but having taken another beating and hanging helpless halfway through the ropes the referee rescued him from further punishment on the 1.10 mark.

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