Tony Canzoneri vs. Kid Chocolate (1st meeting)

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1931-11-20 : Tony Canzoneri 132 lbs beat Kid Chocolate 127½ lbs by SD in round 15 of 15

World Lightweight Title

  • Judge Mathison voted for Chocolate, resulting in the split decision.
  • Canzoneri won custody of the "Lonsdale Belt originally awarded to Freddie Welsh."
  • "[O]ne of the noisiest and most disorderly demonstrations the arena ever has witnessed after one of the greatest lightweight championship battles in local ring annals." New York Times
  • See this photo of Mrs. Welsh presenting the title belt to Jimmy Johnston.
  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 8-5-2 Canzoneri