1940-12-13 Ken Overlin w pts 15 Steve Belloise, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY
1940-12-13 Ken Overlin w pts 15 Steve Belloise, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Arthur Donovan. Scorecards: 9-4, 10-4, 4-9. Far from being as exciting as their previous encounter, the contest was an ordinary one with Belloise (154) unable to find a punch to finish the champion off, other than hurting Overlin 158) with body blows. Overlin had come into the fight carrying a bad cold and it was felt that Belloise would have too much for him, but the crafty champion confounded the critics by making his man miss time and time again. Although the two judges saw Overlin as the winner, the referee gave the fight to Belloise by nine rounds to four with two even. Overlin’s next challenger would be Billy Soose, who beat Ernie Vigh (w pts 12 on 7 March 1941 at Madison Square Garden) in an official NYSAC eliminator.