1950-07-12 Jake LaMotta w pts 15 Tiberio Mitri, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA
1950-07-12 Jake LaMotta w pts 15 Tiberio Mitri, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Mark Conn. Scorecards: 8-7, 12-3, 9-6. Absorbing punishment without flinching, Mitri (159), who had no defence to the straight left, bravely stayed with the champion despite not carrying a stopping punch. The Italian, who blamed his lack of power on a broken right hand suffered in the first round, surprised many when winning two of the last five sessions but it was always LaMotta’s fight. Right from the opening bell it was clear that LaMotta (159) was not going to use his normal rough style and, at the same time, it quickly became apparent that his change of tactics had completely flummoxed Mitri.