1939-12-23 Ceferino Garcia w co 13 (15) Glen Lee, Rizal Stadium, Manila, Philippines - NY

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1939-12-23 Ceferino Garcia w co 13 (15) Glen Lee, Rizal Stadium, Manila, Philippines - NY. Referee: Jack Dempsey. According to press reports, Lee (156) won only the first and sixth rounds, while being subjected heavy attacks by a champion fighting on home soil in virtually every session. He was also introduced to the bolo punch. Having cut Lee’s mouth badly in the first, Garcia (152½) went on to knock him down in the fourth, the eighth and three times in the 11th before he was put down a further three times in the 13th and counted out only a few seconds before the end of the session. Lee, a veritable iron man, had tried to box but had been forced to clinch on numerous occasions in order to stem the tide of punches coming his way. Regarding the official result, it had been thought initially that the fight had been stopped, but the referee confirmed that he had completed the count and therefore it should be recognised as a knockout win for Garcia.

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