1959-07-20 Harold Gomes w pts 15 Paul Jorgensen, Pierce Field, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NBA

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1959-07-20 Harold Gomes w pts 15 Paul Jorgensen, Pierce Field, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NBA. Referee: Sharkey Buonanno. Scorecards: 71-63, 70-63, 70-66. In a battle for the vacant title, despite getting off to a great start and having points in the bank Gomes (127½) had to survive three counts of ‘eight’ in the 11th round before storming back to take control with the jab. It was at this point that Jorgensen (129½) became arm-weary. However, just as it looked as though Gomes was back on top in the final session, having elected to punch it out with Jorgensen he was put down yet again. Not only did Gomes get up, but he came back strongly to thoroughly deserve the unanimous decision that came his way.