1950-12-02 Vic Toweel w rtd 10 (15) Danny O'Sullivan, Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - WORLD

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2 December Vic Toweel w rtd 10 (15) Danny O'Sullivan, Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - WORLD. Referee: Ted Benjamin. As game as a pebble, O'Sullivan (117) took 14 counts and touched down on six other occasions before being forced to retire, a record for any weight class in a world title fight. Bidding to win the title O’Sullivan’s punches merely bounced off Toweel (116½) while the champion’s well-picked blows repeatedly hurt, dazed and cut up his foe, who was ultimately retired by his corner at the end of the tenth round after giving his all. Booked to defend against Luis Romero in Johannesburg on 7 April 1951, Toweel then ran into a contractual dispute with Reg Haswell promotions, the promotional company who had steered him to the world title. Having earlier walked away from Haswell the matter was settled out of court with the promoter in May 1951, the agreement being that Toweel would take part in three more contests under the auspices of Haswell, after which he would be managed by his crippled brother, Maurice. Following that, the Romero fight was put back until the end of the year with the blessing of the boxing authorities, if not the Spanish challenger.