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Sugar Ray Robinson Beats Jake Lamotta This Day February 24, 1945

 

 

Sugar Ray Robinson Beats Jake Lamotta This Day February 24, 1945

 

  • Sugar Ray Robinson 148½ lbs
  • Jake LaMotta 158 lbs
  • UD in round 10 of 10
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Eddie Joseph 6-4
  • Judge: Bill Healy 6-3
  • Judge: Jack Gordon 7-1
  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 9-1

 

Notes

Robinson was a 3-1 favorite.

A crowd of 18,060 produced a gross gate of $93,185.

The Associated Press reported: “Except for the sixth round, when LaMotta backed him into a corner and rocked him with lefts and rights to the head, Robinson jabbed Jake at will as well as landing counter uppercuts.”

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