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1945-02-19 Willie Pep w pts 15 Phil Terranova, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Arthur Donovan. Scorecards: 10-5, 10-3, 12-2. With his left jab working overtime and fighting when he had to, Pep (124¾) gave his rugged challenger a boxing lesson when controlling the fight in all but a couple of rounds. Even when Terranova (125) caught him heavily, especially in the fourth round when he was sent reeling from a long left hook to the jaw that had him almost out on his feet, he was able to cover up and get out of harms way in time to recover. Cut under the left eye in the 12th, Pep kept out of trouble from then on and in the 15th he back-pedalled continuously to the final bell. A month later, Pep was inducted into the US Army and on getting back in the ring again in October a unification with Sal Bartolo, the NBA champion, was already being mooted. Eventually a fight against Bartolo was made for 1 March 1946, but when that fell though due to the latter not being fully prepared within a couple of weeks both men had signed up for a meeting on 7 June. 
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1945-02-19 [[Willie Pep]] w pts 15 [[Phil Terranova]], Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Arthur Donovan. Scorecards: 10-5, 10-3, 12-2. With his left jab working overtime and fighting when he had to, Pep (124¾) gave his rugged challenger a boxing lesson when controlling the fight in all but a couple of rounds. Even when Terranova (125) caught him heavily, especially in the fourth round when he was sent reeling from a long left hook to the jaw that had him almost out on his feet, he was able to cover up and get out of harms way in time to recover. Cut under the left eye in the 12th, Pep kept out of trouble from then on and in the 15th he back-pedalled continuously to the final bell.  
  
[[Category: 1945 Featherweight Title Contests]]
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A month later, Pep was inducted into the US Army and on getting back in the ring again in October a unification with [[Sal Bartolo]], the NBA champion, was already being mooted. Eventually a fight against Bartolo was made for 1 March 1946, but when that fell though due to the latter not being fully prepared within a couple of weeks both men had signed up for a meeting on 7 June. 
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[[Category: 1945 Title Contests]]
 
[[Category: Featherweight Division]]
 
[[Category: Featherweight Division]]

Revision as of 07:00, 12 January 2012

1945-02-19 Willie Pep w pts 15 Phil Terranova, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY. Referee: Arthur Donovan. Scorecards: 10-5, 10-3, 12-2. With his left jab working overtime and fighting when he had to, Pep (124¾) gave his rugged challenger a boxing lesson when controlling the fight in all but a couple of rounds. Even when Terranova (125) caught him heavily, especially in the fourth round when he was sent reeling from a long left hook to the jaw that had him almost out on his feet, he was able to cover up and get out of harms way in time to recover. Cut under the left eye in the 12th, Pep kept out of trouble from then on and in the 15th he back-pedalled continuously to the final bell.

A month later, Pep was inducted into the US Army and on getting back in the ring again in October a unification with Sal Bartolo, the NBA champion, was already being mooted. Eventually a fight against Bartolo was made for 1 March 1946, but when that fell though due to the latter not being fully prepared within a couple of weeks both men had signed up for a meeting on 7 June.