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Old 01-10-2012, 10:56 AM   #15
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Saturday 27 December 1941

Alabama Kid Defeats Overall
Alabama Kid (12 st.) knocked out the Australian light -heavyweight champion Cec Overall -.12.10. in the sixth round at the Grenfell street Stadium last night.

For three rounds the American appeared to be summing up his opponent. Overall made the mistake of concentrating on Alabama's head, and most of his leads missed their mark or were taken on ihe gloves. In the fourth round Overall, after being knocked down for seven, came back fighting and had the better of the American for the remainder of the round. The fifth round started with the Alabama taking the fight to his opponent, and Overall was very distressed at the bell. In the sixth round Alabama, dropped Overall for seven, and after chasing him round the ring, dropped him for the full count with a right to the body.

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