1942-12-18 Beau Jack w co 3 (15) Tippy Larkin, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY

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1942-12-18 Beau Jack w co 3 (15) Tippy Larkin, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Arthur Susskind. Billed for the NYSAC version of the title vacated by Sammy Angott, with this being a whirlwind affair that was never going to last the distance, Larkin (134½), who was dropped in the first round, came back strongly to stagger Jack (132¾) with brutal blows of his own while the latter ripped in punches from all angles. And so it went on. It was hardly a surprise that the fight ended at 1.19 of the third session after Larkin was smashed on the jaw by a big right before sliding down the ropes to be counted out.

With the NBA sitting on the fence due to rumours of a Sammy Angott comeback, Maryland organised their version of the title when bringing together Slugger White and Willie Joyce. Earlier, on 25 September, at the Victory Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, the pair had met to decide the so-called ‘coloured’ title over 12 rounds, with Joyce gaining a unanimous decision despite being on the defensive throughout.

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