1951-02-14 Sugar Ray Robinson w rsc 13 (15) Jake LaMotta, The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WORLD
1951-02-14 Sugar Ray Robinson w rsc 13 (15) Jake LaMotta, The Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA - WORLD. Referee: Frank Sikora. In what was their sixth meeting, Robinson (155½) scored a decisive win over LaMotta (160) to unify the title after the latter, displaying all of his bulldog spirit, had gone well during the opening ten rounds. All of that time Robinson had been in control without being able to take risks, but when LaMotta suddenly weakened in the 12th the Sugarman seized his opportunity. Lashing in punches to both head and body, Robinson landed 56 heavy blows to nine in return, none of which were of any consequence according to The Ring magazine, and in the 13th it was more of the same. With LaMotta spreadeagled against the ropes and helpless, his face a terrible mess and with the crowd screaming for it to be stopped, he was finally taken out of his misery on the 2.04 mark. On a tour of Europe, it was announced by the British promoter, Jack Solomons, in early June that Robinson would be defending his title against Randy Turpin before making for home.