Pete Sanstol vs. Joey Scalfaro (3rd meeting)

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1930-10-22 : Pete Sanstol 116½ lbs drew with Joey Scalfaro 120 lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

Joey Scalfaro

"Scalfaro's left eye was completely closed for the last two rounds and his punches as a result often hit nothing but empty air." 23 October 1930 Brooklyn Daily Eagle p. 26.

"Pete's fight against Scalfaro, who boasts the first knockdown scored over Kid Chocolate in this country, was the highlight of entertainment during the indoor season at Madison Square Garden. It was nip and tuck for the entire ten rounds, with the fans shouting themselves into hysterics.
Interviewed after the fight, Sanstol explained why he is the most sought-after bantam in the eastern United States and Canada. 'I like to fight fellows like Scalfaro. He is always tearing in with his dangerous wallop and one must fight fast and furious unless he wants to be knocked out. Chasing after a boy who will not fight is not only tiring but discouraging. I like to fight. And if my opponent meets me that way the duration of the round passes only too quickly, the fans get a run for their money, and I am happy.'
"If other fighters would follow that line of reasoning the game will be better, for the more Sanstols it will bring to the game."
Source: 1931 Everlast Boxing Record, p. 43.