1947-08-22 Willie Pep w rsc 12 (15) Jock Leslie, Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan, USA - WORLD
1947-08-22 Willie Pep w rsc 12 (15) Jock Leslie, Atwood Stadium, Flint, Michigan, USA - WORLD. Referee: Clarence Rosen. Despite being dangerous at all times and hurting the champion on occasion, especially in the early rounds, Leslie (125) was gradually dismantled as Pep (125¾) ducked inside most of what came his way before replying with lightning left jabs and right crosses. By the eighth it looked to be a foregone conclusion, with Leslie cut over the left eye and being jabbed silly, and in the 12th Pep cut loose to put his rival down for ‘nine’ with solid lefts and a heavy right. On Leslie staggering up unsteadily, Pep, ripping away to the body, dropped him again before the referee, who could have counted him out several times, stopped the contest at 0.45 of the session.