1934-03-01 Primo Carnera w pts 15 Tommy Loughran, MSG Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA - WORLD

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1934-03-01 Primo Carnera w pts 15 Tommy Loughran, MSG Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA - WORLD. Referee: Leo Shea. Scorecards: 10-1, 10-1, 12-3. Outweighed by a massive 86 pounds, Loughran (184), who was unable to keep the champion off him, spent most of the time being crowded into corners where he took plenty of punishment. Using rough-house tactics Carnera (270) ploughed his way forward continuously, being also guilty of stepping on Loughran’s feet at times, whether intentional or otherwise. Although Loughran occasionally won the odd round by a close margin, from the tenth onwards he failed to do so, finishing worn out after fighting the last few sessions in a fog.

The unanimous decision in the 6’6” Carnera’s favour was well deserved, but his biggest test was still to come when it was announced that Max Baer would be his next challenger.