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94 years ago

Charley Phil Rosenberg vs Bushy Graham

Charley Phil Rosenberg vs Bushy Graham

Date: 4th February 1927

Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, USA

Title: NYSAC World Bantamweight Title

Charley Phil Rosenberg
( 36 - 19 - 10 )
Weight: 122 1/2 lbs

Bushy Graham
( 67 - 10 - 7 )
Weight: 117 1/2 lbs


Billed as a Bantamweight world title fight, the world title status fell through when Rosenburg came in 4 lbs overweight at the weigh-in, automatically forfeiting the champion's right to keep the title even if he won. Only Graham could finish the fight, staged at Madison Square Garden as world bantamweight titleholder if he could beat his heavier opponent.

Sadly for Graham, he was beaten comprehensively by his fellow New Yorker over the 15 round distance, leaving the title vacant.

Rosenberg moved up to featherweight but never fought for a world title again.