1951-11-14 Jimmy Carter w pts 15 Art Aragon, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD

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1951-11-14 Jimmy Carter w pts 15 Art Aragon, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: Mushy Callahan. Scorecards: 88-77, 88-77, 88½-76½. Although the challenger made a reasonable start, by the fourth round Carter (134¼) had begun to put his punches together better and in the sixth he had his rival over with a left hook. While coming back strongly from the knockdown, Aragon (134¼) was eventually drawn in to close-quarter action where he was second best and in a torrid 12th session he was forced to defend himself against the torrent of blows until Carter temporarily tired and the pace dropped. At that point, Aragon, the Californian ‘Golden Boy’, had very little left and the 13th saw him take another battering, his head being rocked back and forth, before he managed to struggle through to the final bell to hear the unanimous verdict go against him. Both men finished with facial damage, Aragon being cut over the right eye with his left eye almost closed, while Carter carried a cut left eye from the sixth round.