1953-06-12 Jimmy Carter w rsc 13 (15) George Araujo, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1953-06-12 Jimmy Carter w rsc 13 (15) George Araujo, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Al Berl. Although most of the early rounds belonged to Araujo (132½) by virtue of jabs and combinations delivered at lightning pace, once Carter (135) decided that he had stalked the challenger methodically for long enough and decided to open up it was clear that 15 rounds wouldn’t be required. Into the sixth, Araujo was being slowed down by solid jabs and blows to the body as Carter, cut over the right eye, picked up the pace and by the ninth he had no option but to stand his ground more and was twice dropped for his pains. Almost knocked out at that juncture, Araujo somehow managed make it to the tenth before hopping his way out of danger for the next three sessions, but in the 13th and having decided to go punch-for-punch with Carter he was dropped by a cracking right counter to the head. From the moment Araujo hit the deck it was obvious that he wouldn’t make it and the referee wisely called it off at 2.16 of the round to allow him immediate medical treatment.