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Barney Ross vs Pete Nebo

Barney Ross vs Pete Nebo

Date: 7th February 1934

Venue: Convention Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Title: World Jr Welterweight Title

Promoter: Frank Gatto

Barney Ross
( 49 - 2 - 2 )
Weight: 135 1/2 lbs

Pete Nebo
( 68 - 25 - 12 )
Weight: 139 lbs

Having won both the world lightweight and junior-lightweight titles from Tony Canzoneri in June 1933, Barney Ross then defended his junior-lightweight title against Johnny Farr and then both titles in a rematch with Canzoneri. He then relinquished the lightweight crown and defended the junior-lightweight belt against Sammy Fuller.

Next up in the fourth defence was Pete Nebo from Key West, Florida by way of Cuba at the Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Ross won by unanimous decision.

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