1954-03-05 Paddy DeMarco w pts 15 Jimmy Carter, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1954-03-05 Paddy DeMarco w pts 15 Jimmy Carter, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ruby Goldstein. Scorecards: 7-5, 9-5, 9-6. Bustling around from the first to last bell, DeMarco (135) played on the champion’s lack of aggression and was able to get under the left lead to bang away with both hands to the body throughout. Strangely, Carter (135) only used his right sparingly and seemed to have no answer to DeMarco’s constant attacks, especially after he suffered a badly gashed left eye in the sixth. It was noticeable that when Carter occasionally cut loose in the last third of the fight he seemed to have no effect on DeMarco, and although he picked up a few rounds on the cards his attacks quickly petered out. The final session saw both men go head-to-head as Carter desperately tried to pull the fight out of the fire, but as the 15th ended it was DeMarco who had the champion covering up in his own corner, surely realising his title had gone.