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[[1949-12-06 Sandy Saddler w pts 10 Orlando Zulueta, The Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NBA. Referee: Vito Mazzeo. Scorecards: 5-4, 5-4, 4-5. Supported by the Cleveland Boxing Commision, the weight class was re-introduced by the NBA and Saddler was matched to fight Zulueta. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a boring affair due to a clash of styles, with Saddler (127½) trailing during the opening four rounds to the fast-moving Zulueta (129½), eventually picking up steam in the fifth and staying just about ahead for the rest of the contest. One judge had the Cuban ahead after two left-hand punches from Saddler had strayed low during the second session and he deducted points, but the other two gave it to the latter, making the decision split. A few weeks later, Saddler (129) beat Chuck Burton (126½) by a first-round kayo at the Valley Arena, Holyoake, Massachusetts on 6 February 1950. Although there was some risk to Saddler’s credibility at the weight, this contest was seen as a featherweight non-title ten rounder and not an authorised 130lb defence.
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1949-12-06 [[Sandy Saddler]] w pts 10 [[Orlando Zulueta]], The Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NBA. Referee: Vito Mazzeo. Scorecards: 5-4, 5-4, 4-5. Supported by the Cleveland Boxing Commission, the weight class was re-introduced by the NBA when Saddler was matched to fight Zulueta. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a boring affair due to a clash of styles, with Saddler (127½) trailing during the opening four rounds to the fast-moving Zulueta (129½). Saddler eventually picked up steam in the fifth to stay just about in front for the rest of the contest. One judge had the Cuban ahead after two left-hand punches from Saddler had strayed low during the second session and he deducted points, but the other two gave it to the latter, making the decision split.  
  
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A few weeks later, Saddler (129) beat [[Chuck Burton]] (126½) by a first-round kayo at the Valley Arena, Holyoake, Massachusetts on 6 February 1950. Although there was some risk to Saddler’s credibility at the weight, this contest was seen as a featherweight non-title ten rounder and not an authorised 130lb defence.
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[[Category: 1949 Title Contests]]
 
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Revision as of 10:53, 16 February 2013

1949-12-06 Sandy Saddler w pts 10 Orlando Zulueta, The Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NBA. Referee: Vito Mazzeo. Scorecards: 5-4, 5-4, 4-5. Supported by the Cleveland Boxing Commission, the weight class was re-introduced by the NBA when Saddler was matched to fight Zulueta. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a boring affair due to a clash of styles, with Saddler (127½) trailing during the opening four rounds to the fast-moving Zulueta (129½). Saddler eventually picked up steam in the fifth to stay just about in front for the rest of the contest. One judge had the Cuban ahead after two left-hand punches from Saddler had strayed low during the second session and he deducted points, but the other two gave it to the latter, making the decision split.

A few weeks later, Saddler (129) beat Chuck Burton (126½) by a first-round kayo at the Valley Arena, Holyoake, Massachusetts on 6 February 1950. Although there was some risk to Saddler’s credibility at the weight, this contest was seen as a featherweight non-title ten rounder and not an authorised 130lb defence.