1940-05-15 Petey Scalzo w rsc 6 (15) Frankie Covelli, The Ballpark, Washington DC, USA - NBA

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1940-05-15 Petey Scalzo w rsc 6 (15) Frankie Covelli, The Ballpark, Washington DC, USA - NBA. Referee: Ray Bowen. The Washington Post reported this to be Scalzo’s first defence of the NBA title, with both men well inside 126lbs, and it was fairly even up until the fourth round before the new champion went to work on Covelli (122¼) in the fifth, having him down four times. There was no let up either in the sixth as Covelli went down under another big Scalzo (121) attack and at that point the referee decided that he had seen enough, stopping the contest on the 1.05 mark.