1963-03-21 Sugar Ramos w rtd 10 (15) Davey Moore, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD
1963-03-21 Sugar Ramos w rtd 10 (15) Davey Moore, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Latka. For eight rounds it had been the challenger’s good footwork and two-fisted attacks against the steadier boxing of Moore (125¼), allied to his sharper punching, but all that changed in the ninth. In that round a tired-looking Moore, having sustained cuts to the nose and left eye, was hurt as Ramos (125¼) piled on the pressure. The tenth turned out to be the final session. With Ramos coming back strongly from a heavy left hook that nearly derailed him, Moore was dropped twice and left hanging over the middle rope before being retired by his corner during the interval.
Tragedy then struck. After collapsing in the dressing room following the fight, Moore failed to regain consciousness and died in hospital two days later having suffered severe trauma of the brain.