1933-10-22 Primo Carnera w pts 15 Paulino Uzcudun, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WORLD

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1933-10-22 Primo Carnera w pts 15 Paulino Uzcudun, Sports Palace, Rome, Italy - WORLD. Referee: Maurice Nicod. Amidst boos and jeering Carnera (259½) was given the unanimous decision over the rugged challenger, who had been battered all over the ring without ever being decked. Uzcudun (229¼) had barely landed six or seven solid blows all night as Carnera used him as a human punch bag, and at the finish he sported cuts over both eyes and damage to cheeks, nose and mouth. It was reported afterwards that because Carnera had fractured his right hand in the ninth that had severely hampered his performance, but the fact remained that he had kept it long all night.

It had been similar to their previous fight in November 1930, which also went the distance, and in a career of 70 contests that started in 1923 and ended in 1935 Uzcudun was only ever floored once, against Joe Louis in his last fight.