Henry Armstrong vs. Lou Ambers (2nd meeting)

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Lou Ambers 134 lbs beat Henry Armstrong 135 lbs by UD in round 15 of 15

  • World Lightweight Title
  • Paid attendance: 29,088; Gross receipts: $137,925.77; Net receipts: $115,651.81; Ambers's purse: $23,398.85; Armstrong's purse: $40,947.99
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This bout "was crowded with thrills from the first bell to the last" but, "applying the law more severely than ever before and certainly more painful than it ever has been applied in a championship bout." Referee Donovan penalized Armstrong five rounds (2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th) for low blows. "The title was not won on competition alone but on fighting rules and ethics. Four of these rounds Armstrong won on competition alone without a doubt.... On this observer's score sheet Armstrong was the victim of an injustice." James P. Dawson, New York Times