Sarron went on to have a successful pro career. He challenged National Boxing Association World featherweight title holder Freddie Miller in 1936, but lost a decision. The referee and sole judge scored the fight 6-3-6 in rounds for Miller, with two of the six rounds given to Miller due to Sarron fouls. They fought a rematch two months later and Sarron won a majority decision. Two judges scored for Sarron, while the other scored the fight a draw. There were no knockdowns.
Sarron defended the belt twice before losing it to Henry Armstrong by KO in 1937. Sarron retired in 1939.
Life after boxing
Sarron became the Secretary of the Miami Boxing Commission in late 1953. Sarron married Patrinilla "Pat" Farah, who was also of Lebanese/Syrian decent. The couple had two boys, Peter and Ronald. Throughout his life, Sarron maintained a very close relationship with his family. He eventually retired in Miami.
- The Ring, Dec. 1953, p. 63.
- Petey Sarron - Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
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