1948-10-29 Sandy Saddler w co 4 (15) Willie Pep, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD

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1948-10-29 Sandy Saddler w co 4 (15) Willie Pep, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ruby Goldstein. Strangely uncertain and lacking his normal belief, Pep (125½) was but a shadow of his old self. Although outreached it was still a shock when he was floored twice by the challenger in the third round, first by a left and then by a right to the jaw. Many thought that he had been counted out the first time round when he still had one hand and a knee on the canvas when the referee called ‘ten’, but was given the benefit of the doubt. Although Pep came out jabbing away in the fourth it did not fool Saddler (124), who stormed into his rival to drop him with a cracking right to the jaw. Pep tried in vain to get up, but this time it was to no avail and he was counted out on the 2.36 mark.