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Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta KOs George “Sugar” Costner This Day March 26, 1945

Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta KOs George “Sugar” Costner This Day March 26, 1945

 

  • George “Sugar”Costner 151½
  • Jake LaMotta 157½
  • Chicago Stadium, Chicago
  • KO 6
  • referee: Walter Brightmore

Notes:

Costner started fast and would have won the first round but for a no-count knockdown. LaMotta took charge in the second. Costner changed his tactics in the third round and fled before LaMotta’s advances, landing left jabs and brief flurries, but not able to evade Jake’s body attack. George started to tire in round four. LaMotta let up in the fifth, but mounted a murderous attack in the sixth. Costner became an easy target and was dropped for a nine-count midway of the round. His left eye was closed and he was trying to quit when he arose, but LaMotta knocked him down again before the referee could stop him. Costner was counted out. Attendance was 11,115 and the gross receipts were $45,485.

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