Dick Tiger vs. Joey Giardello (1st meeting)
1959-09-30 : Dick Tiger 160 lbs beat Joey Giardello 162 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10
- Location: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Referee: Walter Brightmore 48-45
- Judge: Jim McManus 47-43
- Judge: John Schreiner 47-45
Dick Tiger, the British Empire middleweight champion, pounded out a unanimous 10-round decision over Joey Giardello in Chicago Stadium.
There were no knockdowns in the televised bout. Giardello was unable to cope with Tiger's effective left hooks. The 10 rounds were routine and without bloodshed. It was the second victory for Tiger before a television audience in his United States campaign. His left hook, especially in close, was one main weapon in piling up points. Giardello could not land his right which has accounted for 27 knockouts.
Source: Giardello Drops Nod to Tiger Spartanburg Herald Journal (1959, Oct. 1) p. 22. Article