Freddie Steele vs. Ken Overlin

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Referee Clark counts over a fallen Ken Overlin.

1937-09-11 : Freddie Steele 157¼ lbs beat Ken Overlin 160 lbs by KO in round 4 of 15

  • Location: Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Referee: Tommy Clark
  • After 10 seconds of the fourth round Steele "took advantage of his first real opening. He hit Overlin with a left to the chin that staggered him, followed up with another left that sent the challenger falling and then finished him with two bullet-like rights as he was dropping." Associated Press
  • This was Steele's first bout without his longtime manager and mentor Dave Miller, who had died suddenly two weeks before. More than 9,000 people packed the venue--the largest crowd ever to see an indoor boxing match in the Pacific Northwest to date. Tacoma News Tribune
  • Newspaper report.