1951-11-01 Dado Marino w pts 15 Terry Allen, The Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - WORLD
1951-11-01 Dado Marino w pts 15 Terry Allen, The Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii - WORLD. Referee: Walter Cho. Scorecards: 27-15, 26-15, 27-15. Although Allen (111¼) generally forced the fight he was continuously beaten to the punch by Marino (112), who paced himself superbly. Neither man took a count, but the challenger was hindered by a cut over the right eye from the second round onwards.
The Japanese fly and bantamweight champion, Yoshio Shirai, would be Marino’s next challenger, having knocked him out inside seven rounds at The Stadium, Honolulu on 4 December. Shirai had been fighting for pay since 1943 and fully warranted his opportunity with 36 wins from 42 contests.