1946-06-28 Bob Montgomery w co 13 (15) Allie Stolz, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/PENNSYLVANIA
1946-06-28 Bob Montgomery w co 13 (15) Allie Stolz, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/PENNSYLVANIA. Referee: Ruby Goldstein. Despite Stolz (132½) showing great skill, especially in slipping punches, he lacked the durability required to survive the heavy blows being tossed by the champion and took counts in the second and fifth sessions. After Montgomery (134¾) had points deducted for two low blows in the sixth Stolz showed great heart and no little ability to get into the 11th round, where he took two early counts. With the crowd right behind him, Stolz, making punches miss by inches, somehow made it to the bell. It could not last and having been dumped again in the 12th, Stolz gamely proceeded to the 13th before he was counted out with six seconds of the round remaining, following a tremendous right to the jaw.
Wesley Mouzon would be Montgomery’s next challenger, having knocked the champion out inside two rounds of a non-title fight at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 19 August. Now rated at number one, Mouzon’s rise through the ranks had been meteoric to say the least. With 23 wins from 26 fights, he had beaten Eddie Giosa (twice) and Leo Rodak, and drawn with Ike Williams, the NBA champion, in another non-title bout.