1939-10-20 Henry Armstrong w rtd 3 (15) Richie Fontaine, Civic Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA - WORLD
1939-10-20 Henry Armstrong w rtd 3 (15) Richie Fontaine, Civic Stadium, Seattle, Washington, USA - WORLD. Referee: Tommy Clark. Not one to back away, Fontaine (141) took the fight to the champion in the first round, but almost exhausted himself in the process. Coming out for the second he was almost immediately dropped by a left to the jaw as Armstrong (139¾) tore into the attack and although he got up he was knocked down four more times in the session, none of the counts going above ‘four’. Wobbly when he answered the bell for the third, Fontaine was dropped for ‘six’ following a cluster of blows, but on rising to his feet and being put down by a right to the jaw his seconds threw the towel in before the referee could start the count. The finish was timed at 2.03.