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From left: McLarnin, Referee Blake, Corbett

1933-05-29 : Jimmy McLarnin 145¼ lbs beat Young Corbett III 146 lbs by TKO at 2:37 in round 1 of 10

  • Location: Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Referee: George Blake

World Welterweight Title

  • The "most spectacular upset the welterweight division has known in many years." After Corbett had been floored twice and had his back to McLarnin, the "Irishman rushed across the ring and punched Corbett in the jaw again and Referee George Blake stopped the contest immediately. Corbett was out on his feet.... Corbett was the seventh welterweight champion in succession to lose possession of the title in defending it for the first time." New York Times
  • See The Welterweight Title Jinx