1946-05-03 Sal Bartolo w co 6 (15) Spider Armstrong, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NBA

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1946-05-03 Sal Bartolo w co 6 (15) Spider Armstrong, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NBA. Referee: Tommy Rawson. Outclassed right from the start, Armstrong (125½) found the champion far too fast for him, and after being given a real going over he was dropped by a right to the jaw for the full count at 2.15 of the sixth round. In just over a month, Bartolo (126), who had too much of everything for the ageing Armstrong, would take on Willie Pep in order to unify the featherweight title.