1960-04-20 Gene Fullmer drew 15 Joey Giardello, State College Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Montana, USA - NBA
1960-04-20 Gene Fullmer drew 15 Joey Giardello, State College Fieldhouse, Bozeman, Montana, USA - NBA. Referee: Harry Kessler. Scorecards: 145-142, 142-144, 145-145. There was plenty of action in this one despite a lack of knockdowns and a draw was considered a fair result according to the majority of the press. It was certainly rough, Fullmer (160) being warned for butting in the third and Giardello (158¼) in the fourth. The fight soon developed into an all-out war as the men went head to head for long periods and while Fullmer looked to attack the body, Giardello went for the head. At the final bell both men carried the signs of battle, Fullmer having five stitches to repair left eye damage, while Giardello finished with abrasions and cuts around both eyes.