Jackie Brown vs Midget Wolgast bantamweight contest official on-site 16 page programme, 30th October 1933, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London.
Wolgast W points over 12 rounds
Wolgast quickly rebounded from the Bobby Leitham defeat by immediately besting reigning British, IBU, and NBA flyweight champion Jackie Brown. Brown was rated best flyweight next to Wolgast from 1932 to 1935 before being dethroned by Benny Lynch and dropped to #3 while Wolgast debuted in the featherweight ratings. This was the only meeting between Brown and Wolgast.
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Jackie Brown (November 29, 1909, in Collyhurst, Manchester, England – March 15, 1971) was British and European flyweight champion, and was also recognised by the National Boxing Association as the World flyweight champion.
He had his first professional fight on 18 May 1925, at the age of sixteen, defeating Harry Gainey on points over six rounds.
In October 1929, he won the vacant British flyweight title, knocking out Bert Kirby in three rounds. In March 1930, he defended the title against Kirby, and was knocked out in the third round. In February 1931, he met Kirby for the third time, winning back the title with fifteen-round points decision.
In May 1931, he won the European flyweight title, beating Lucien Popescu, of Romania on points. In the next two months he defended this title twice, winning on points against Emile Degand, of Belgium and Vincenzo Savo, of Italy.
In September 1932, he defended both his titles against Jim Maharg, winning on a disqualification in the eighth, for a low blow.
In October 1932, he fought Victor 'Young' Perez, of Tunisia for the World flyweight champion, beating him in thirteen rounds when Perez’ corner threw in the towel. Brown was recognized as World flyweight champion by the National Boxing Association of America.
In June and September 1933, he defended his World and European titles against Valentin Angelmann, of France, winning both defences on points.
In December 1933, he defended his British, European and World titles against Chris ‘Ginger’ Foran of Liverpool, winning on points.
In June 1934, he defended his World and European titles against Valentin Angelmann, for the third time, this time, after his previous two wins drawing on points. A year later Brown was stripped of his European title for not giving Angelmann a return bout.
Loss Of World Title
In September 1935, he defended his British and World flyweight titles against the talented Scottish fighter, Benny Lynch. He lost his titles when the referee stopped the contest in the second round.
Career As A Bantamweight
Following the loss of his titles, Brown continued fighting as a bantamweight. In May 1937 he fought holder Johnny King for the British bantamweight title, losing by a knockout in the thirteenth round.
This was his last challenge for a national or international title, but he continued fighting until July 1939. He then retired, but made a one-fight comeback in February 1948, when he scored a points victory over Billy Stevens over eight rounds.
Joseph Robert Loscalzo (July 18, 1910 – October 19, 1955), known professionally as Midget Wolgast, was a World flyweight champion. Wolgast turned pro in 1925 and was considered one of the fastest boxers of all time. In 1930, he defeated Black Bill for the vacant New York State Athletic Commission World flyweight title. The Ring Magazine founder Nat Fleischer, Statistical boxing website BoxRec, and the International Boxing Research Organization all rate Wolgast as the 8th greatest flyweight of all-time. He has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the Helms Boxing Hall of Fame.
Wolgast fought future NYSAC Bantamweight Champion Tony Marino for the first time on June 6, 1932, at the Myers Bowl in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, winning in a ten-round points decision.