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Carnival of Champions Event This Day September 23, 1937

 

 

Carnival of Champions Event This Day September 23, 1937 – 4 title bouts

 

  • Barney Ross – Ceferino Garcia
  • Lou Ambers – Pedro Montanez
  • Marcel Thil – Fred Apostoli
  • Harry Jeffra – Sixto Escobar.
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On September 23, 1937 at the Polo Grounds in New York history was made when four championship bouts were featured on one fight show entitled the Carnival of Champions. Barney Ross defended his Welterweight Title defeating Ceferino Garcia in 15 rounds by decision. Lou Ambers retained his Lightweight Title defeating Pedro Montanez by 15 round decision. Marcel Thil lost his Middleweight Title when he was stopped by Fred Apostoli in 10 rounds. Harry Jeffra won a 15 round decision and the Bantamweight Title defeating Sixto Escobar. All eight great fighters on one card.

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