Wednesday 27 January 1932
Music Hall Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
featherweightBattling Battalino129¾38(15)-12-2NCFreddie Miller122¼84(20)-7(1)-4NC310
referee: Lou Bauman
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title
The crowd of 2,000 booed the fighters throughout when there was little action during the first two rounds. Miller came out of his corner in the third and sent Battalino down with what Referee Lou Bauman termed a "light" blow to the chin. When the champion got to his feet, Miller sent him down again for about fifteen seconds but Bauman saw no reason to count, lifted Bat to his feet, and ordered him to fight. When Bat offered no defense, Bauman stopped the fight at the direction of the Cincinnati Boxing Commission, turned his back on the fighters and left the ring. (The Commission announced that all ticket-holders would get their money back.) Battalino was shorn of recognition by the NBA as champion when he weighed in over the 126-pound limit. Since he weighed 129¾, however, it ruled the fight could be held and Miller declared champion if he won. But the "no contest" ruling left the title vacant (as it would have been if Battalino had won). Battalino vigorously claimed the title and had to be taken from the ring by his seconds. He was indefinitely suspended by the Boxing Commission and fined $5,000 for this "fiasco."
Battalino had been stripped by NYSAC on Jan 8 and Battalino officially renounced his claim on March 1, 1932

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