Max Baer vs. Frankie Campbell

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Max Baer 197 lbs beat Frankie Campbell 182 lbs by TKO in round 5 of 10

  • Date: 1930-08-25
  • Location: Recreation Park, San Francisco, California, USA
  • Referee: Toby Irwin

Baer was knocked down in the 2nd round which made him really mad. Baer got his revenge right after he rose from the canvas as he put all his power behind a solid right hand that hit flush in Campbell's chin. Campbell took it but never recovered.

Onlookers claimed that Baer slugged Campbell "unmercifully" in the 5th round after he was already unconscious but had held onto his feet by the ropes. (UP) Doctors worked over Campbell in the open air ring at the baseball park for half an hour and, failing to revive him, took him to a local hospital where other physicians and nurses worked over him for several hours. Campbell died from a severe concussion of the brain. The state athletic commission soon suspended Referee Irwin for his failure to stop the fight, J. Hamilton Lorimer (Baer's manager), Carol E. Working and Tom Maloney (Campbell's managers), and seconds Tillie (Kid?) Herman, Ray Carlin, Frankie Burns, and Larry Morrison.