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Rubin Hurricane Carter KO 1 – Florentino Fernandez This Day October 27, 1962

 

Rubin Hurricane Carter KO 1 – Florentino Fernandez This Day October 27, 1962

 

  • Florentino Fernandez 160½ lbs
  • Rubin Carter 157 lbs
  • KO at 1:09 in round 1 of 10
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
  • Referee: Johnny LoBianco

 

Notes:

The fight aired live on ABC. It was Carter’s television debut.

Fernandez was ranked fifth at middleweight by the WBA.

Fernandez was a 6-5 favorite.

Carter scored two knockdowns. Carter floored Fernandez for the first time with a short right. Fernandez got up at the count of two and took the mandatory eight-count from referee Johnny LoBianco. Seconds later, Carter connected with a right-left-right that sent Fernandez through the ropes and onto the ring apron. He was counted out at 1:09 of the first round.

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