1959-02-11 Joe Brown w pts 15 Johnny Busso, Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA - WORLD

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1959-02-11 Joe Brown w pts 15 Johnny Busso, Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA - WORLD. Referee: Jimmy Webb. Scorecards: 148-131, 147-138, 149-140. Having gained a non-title win over the champion the previous November, Busso (135) was expected to go close, but this time round he was well beaten. Quickly getting on top, Brown (134) outboxed his rival for long periods and in the ninth put him down for ‘five’ with a left-right to the head doing the damage. Although game, Busso failed to pace himself over the distance and finished the contest badly marked up, while Brown took few chances as he scored effectively throughout.

[Category: 1959 Title Contests]]