1940-11-01 Ken Overlin w pts 15 Steve Belloise, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY
1940-11-01 Ken Overlin w pts 15 Steve Belloise, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: George Walsh. Scorecards: 11-4, 9-6, 7-7. Floored twice in a dramatic sixth, the veteran champion somehow made it to the end of the round and then proceeded to outbox the hard-punching Belloise (153) for the next five sessions. Although Belloise rallied in the 12th, smashing in heavy body shots that threatened to blow Overlin away, the latter somehow avoided made it to the final bell to win a majority decision.
Many fans thought that Belloise had won clearly due to him taking many of the sessions by overwhelming margins, but under NYSAC Rules which determined the winner on a round by round basis it was clear that Overlin just about deserved the nod. However, such a fuss was stirred up that the pair were immediately re-matched.