John Thomas vs. Lige Drew

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1947-09-19 : John Thomas 143½ lbs beat Lige Drew 150 lbs by TKO in round 7 of 10

John Thomas entered this bout a heavy favorite over Lige Drew of San Diego, as this was seen as a tune-up for his big match with Enrique Bolanos on September 30th, at the Olympic Auditorium. Thomas appeared to have hurt Drew, who was completely outclassed, in the 3rd and 5th round. Referee Charley Randolph stopped the bout in the 7th, after Drew again was wobbled by Thomas.

Attendance: 5,000

Source: Los Angeles Times