Sixto Escobar vs. Bobby Leitham (2nd meeting)

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Sixto Escobar 116 lbs beat Bobby Leitham 120 lbs by TKO in round 5 of 10

  • Date: 1934-06-06
  • Location: Forum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Referee: Mickey McGowan

This was considered a bantamweight elimination bout by the Montreal Athletic Commission, with the winner to face Mexican Champion Rodolfo (Baby) Casanova, who was present ring-side.

"A crowd of about 4,500 saw Escobar unleash the lightning in his right hand early in the fourth round, and knock Leitham to the canvas three times. At the beginning of the fifth, another right hand punch to the jaw sent Leitham flat on his back and his second [Manager Sammy Gibbs] climbed into the ring to stop the fight...." Montreal Gazette

This was Bobby Leitham's final professional bout. He announced his retirement when a scheduled bout with Eugene Huat had been called off, per Ring Magazine: December 1934.

See also, Sixto Escobar vs. Bobby Leitham (1st meeting).