Name: Young Johnny Brown
Hometown: St George's, London, United Kingdom
Age at Death: 78
The younger brother of British bantamweight Champion Johnny Brown. He was of Hebrew heritage.
BOXING AT THE N.S.C.
KID PATTENDEN RETAINS
27 Nov 1928 The Times
Kid Pattenden, of Bethnal Breen, upset very rudely indeed the reports that he would not be at his best to defend his title of British bantam-weight champion and his Lonsdale belt at the National Sporting Club last night. In one of the severest contests seen at the Club for some time, Pattenden always was the steadier and stronger fighter, and when Young Johnny Brown, of St. George's, finally fell to a right to the jaw in Round Twelve, his seconds were wise as well as quick in carrying him to his corner without waiting for the count to be completed. That it was a knockout punch could not, of course be questioned, and still less that the better man had won.
The pace and eagerness with which the It rounds were started by both men very strongly suggested that the referees chief work would be to keep the boxers and spectators in hand rather than count the points. It certainly was so, for Brown's methods at close quarters left a good deal to be desired and the referee's repeated interventions inflamed the passions of his supporters, who may have felt that their man was being hardly done by, it was palpable that Pattenden was no more than inconvenienced and in fact scored heavily at close quarters. Brown's boxing Style, even in the roughest periods, was more attractive, regarded superficially, than the champion's, but as early as the third round it was possible to gain the impression that the latter and not Brown would be the man to weather the storm.
Pattenden’s Early Advantage
The first two rounds, It may be suggested, were even Pattenden though often forced against the ropes and held as well as hit, fully leveled up matters by upper cutting and jabbing his opponent both hands, and
Also scoring with the right to the body. Pattenden created his slight but by no means negligible ascendancy in round three by getting in quickly with a series of straight lefts to the mouth and nose and by following them up with the.
Once after being crossed with the right Brown looked fought to a standstill, but actually he kept his wits wonderfully well, and even recovered the lost ground to some extent in the next round until he tired at the end of a fierce span of more less legitimate in fighting started by himself.
The Referee’s activities about this time aroused a positive din which did not decrease when Brown sustained his efforts in round Five and shared what honours there had been acquired in the course of three minutes of protracted rough stuff.
In Round Six, however Pattenden reopened fire once more with his straight lefts and held on to his advantage until the bell. Once again Brown shook off his fatigue and the effects of fairly heavy punishment and by keeping in close and hitting more freely than before kept Pattenden on the defensive for most of the round.
Brown also held his own more or less in the exchanges of straight punches in round Eight, but at the next meeting Pattenden was so strong and willing and Brown so obviously tired that the end seemed well in sight.
In round ten Brown was completely outfought and averted the worst only by well timed ducking when his opponent swung the right. Nothing however, could reduce the cumulative effects of Pattenden’s short arm punches and although Brown fought gallantly and swiftly enough in a melee in his own corner that exceeded the allotted spell by some 6 sec — neither man could be blamed for this and were mutually agreed on this point when at least the arms ceased to whirl – Pattenden still looked an almost certain winner.
All in doubt upon this point vanished in the next round when Pattenden's straight lefts to the the face were so mercilessly accurate and well timed that Brown was staggered to the pitch of being enfeebled and Pattenden’s subsequent attack with hooked blows quickly produced the coup de grace . this was a right hook to the jaw, from the effect of which Brown fell flat on to his face. On last nights form not even Baldock could book a contest with Pattenden in other than a serious frame of mind.