1958-07-23 Joe Brown w pts 15 Kenny Lane, Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA - WORLD
1958-07-23 Joe Brown w pts 15 Kenny Lane, Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ernie Taylor. Scorecards: 143-142, 144-143, 145-141. Confusing the champion with his awkward southpaw style, Lane (134¼) made Brown (134¼) work hard and gave him no openings for the right hand in what became a hard, tactical battle. Although significantly outreached, Lane was quick to counter with the right, but in the tenth the contest turned as the former, cut over right eye in the ninth, was forced to take a variety of blows as he came under a heavy attack. That was undoubtedly Brown’s best round depite Lane remaining upright and continuing to fight back. Cut over the left eye in the 14th, Brown put in a grandstand finish in the final session to carry off the decision, but it had been a tough one.
[Category: 1958 Lightweight Title Contests]]