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1930-08-07 : Kid Chocolate 124 lbs lost to Jack 'Kid' Berg 133¼ lbs by SD in round 10 of 10

"The winning streak that Kid Chocolate appeared to have kept intact was brought to a sudden end. Snapped after two years of unbroken victory by the lean little English whirlwind Jack (Kid) Berg. Chocolate landed the cleaner, more effective blows. He had Berg somewhat groggy with a sensational attack in the 3rd round, the most exciting of the entire fight. The Kid was also the faster, better boxer whenever he could keep away from the crowding, mauling Englishman. Berg's punches were seldom damaging but they were more persistent. This forcing, plus the fact that Berg unquestionably made the stronger finish apparently swung the decision in his favor. Speared and often baffled by his opponent's speed afoot, Berg nevertheless kept up a steady drumfire that weakened Chocolate. Except for a spurt or two, Chocolate was unable to lift his hands to punch in the last two rounds." -Associated Press

  • Referee Patsy Haley and judge Joe Agnello voted for Berg, while judge Charles Mathison scored for Chocolate.
  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 6-4 Chocolate
  • Attendance - 25,000
  • Gate - $160,000 (est.)