Benny Bass vs. Kid Chocolate

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Kid Chocolate 125 lbs beat Benny Bass 129 lbs by TKO at 2:58 in round 7 of 10

  • Date: 1931-07-15
  • Location: Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Referee: Leo Houck
Cut eye stoppage.

"Cuban Kid Chocolate, one of the finest boxers seen in the American ring during the past decade, today held the world's junior lightweight championship. Chocolate climaxed a career of 173 bouts at Baker Field last night with a seven round TKO over Benny Bass of Philadelphia to win the 130 pound championship of the world. Bass was no match for the Cuban star. Chocolate took no chances and had little trouble catching Bass' wild swings on his gloves. Outclassed from a boxing standpoint, Bass attempted to slug it out with the Cuban at close range, but Chocolate surprised ring critics by actually outslugging the heavy hitting Philadelphian. Chocolate failed to score an actual knockout but he had the champion virtually out on his feet when referee Leo Houck stepped in and stopped the bout after 2:58 of the 7th round and it appeared certain that he would drive Bass to the floor with another punch." -United Press