1939-04-18 Joey Archibald w pts 15 Leo Rodak, The Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - WORLD
1939-04-18 Joey Archibald w pts 15 Leo Rodak, The Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - WORLD. Referee: Tim Ferrick. In a fight to unify the title, the NYSAC champion, Archibald (123¾), who was cut over the left eye in the second round, began to fall behind in the early stages. Then, coming back hard from the halfway mark to pick up the action by the scruff of the neck, Archibald was never headed from thereon despite Rodak (125) giving it a real go in the 14th round. While there were no knockdowns it was certainly interesting and had the NBA champion, Rodak, been more aggressive in what was a close fight, with just one round separating the pair, it would have been his hand that the referee held up at the final bell not Archibald’s.