Freddie Steele vs. Gorilla Jones (3rd meeting)

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1937-01-01 : Gorilla Jones 153 lbs lost to Freddie Steele 157 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Referee: Jim Keefe

National Boxing Association World Middleweight Title
NYSAC World Middleweight Title

  • Jones was down in the 7th for a 3-count, supposedly the first time he had ever been floored.
  • "Freddie Steele, working with both hands, won all but one round from Gorilla Jones and scored the only knockdown of the ten rounds. After a slow start, marked by an edge in the first round and the loss of the second, Jones' best session, Freddie worked up steam and reached his peak in the 7th when he broke up another of Jones' rallies by knocking the Negro challenger down for a three-count with a short, powerful right to the jaw. Neither fighter suffered serious damage, but Steele won in decisive fashion." - Associated Press