1944-05-05 Sal Bartolo w pts 15 Phil Terranova, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NBA

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1944-05-05 Sal Bartolo w pts 15 Phil Terranova, The Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NBA. Referee: Johnny Rawson. Making his first defence against the man he won the title from, Bartolo (126) used his left well and moved away as best he could in what was a tough fight. It was certainly difficult to score, with the mauling, brawling Terranova (125½), cut on the right eye in the fourth, concentrating on the body and never giving the champion a moment’s respite. However, it was Bartolo’s class that just about gave him the split decision victory.