Leo (Kid) Roy vs. Sammy Hackett

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1930-04-09 : Leo (Kid) Roy 125½ lbs beat Sammy Hackett 124¼ lbs by SD in round 10 of 10

  • Canadian Featherweight Title (8th defense of Roy)


  • An unpopular decision. Part of the card opening Montreal's new boxing season. Montreal Herald
  • "Scoring, in the opinion of the majority of the five thousand who paid admission to the Forum last night, one of the most unpopular decisions awarded since the revival of boxing in Montreal twelve years ago, Leo Kid Roy retained his featherweight title in a ten-round bout with Sammy Hackett, of Toronto. The decision of one judge and Referee Rivet, which gave Roy the battle, came as a stunning surprise, and was booed and hissed until the fighters of the next bout had battled through two of their scheduled rounds. It was the general expression of opinion by those seated close to the ringside, that Hackett had earned the coveted title, and that Roy was finished, while others claimed that Hackett was entitled to a draw with the boxer he had beaten decisively at Toronto some weeks ago. The decision for Roy came from Judge Bourassa and Referee Rivet, while Ernie Metivier, the second judge, gave the call to Hackett. When the decision was announced there was a gathering of fans around the ring while cries came from all parts of the house to the members of the commission to secure another referee for the next bout. The meeting between Roy and Hackett was the feature encounter of one of the best arranged cards that has ever been offered to a local public, and the affair was marred only by the work of the boxing officials. Many expressed the opinion that the judge and referee should have been over-ruled by the commission as they have been on other occasions. Such rulings do not add to the life of boxing in Montreal and take away from the chances of having outstanding fighters come to Montreal, which is not fair to an organization like the Canadien Hockey Club, who have spent thousands of dollars in fostering boxing and have on all occasions made every effort to stimulate the sport." Montreal's The Gazette
  • "The announcement that Roy was the winner all but precipitated a riot and this despite the fact that he is the most popular boxer ever developed here. Boos grew so loud in volume that they appeared to be about to lift the roof off the Forum." The Globe & Mail (Toronto)
  • April 2010 Boxing Bulletin Web page: [1]

Preceded by:
Roy vs. Foley V
Canadian Featherweight Title Fight
# 22
Succeeded by:
Laurence vs. Foster