Jim Crowley refereed the famous Sharkey-Schmeling bout on June 11, 1930. Max was proclaimed world champion following a blow to the stomach that had left him laying on the canvas, writhing in pain. It was a powerful drive which he and Joe Jacobs insisted was low and they demanded that referee Jim Crowley disqualify Sharkey. Neither Harold Barnes, a judge, nor the referee Jim Crowley had seen the low punch, but Charles F. Mathison, the other judge, agreed with Schmeling, and for the first time a challenger gained the world heavyweight title while resting on his haunches.
CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS HE REFEREED
Jun 10 1926 Paul Berlenbach-Young Stribling light heavy 15 rnds Jul 16 1926 Jack Delaney-Paul Berlenbach light heavy 15 rnds Aug 19 1926 Tiger Flowers-Harry Greb middleweight 15 rnds Feb 10 1930 Jimmy Slattery-Lou Scozza light heavy 15 rnds Jun 12 1930 Max Schmeling-Jack Sharkey heavyweight 4 rnds IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ON JIM CROWLEY PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT HARRYGREB@EARTHLINK.NET return to Harry Greb Website Home Page