Benny (Kid) Paret vs. Garnet Hart

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1960-07-12 : Benny Kid Paret 152¾ lbs beat Garnet Hart 153¼ lbs by KO at 2:36 in round 6 of 10

The bout was fought at close quarters, which was to Paret's advantage. In the 6th, a right hand to Hart's jaw, sent Hart to the canvas. He rose just after the ten count.

Attendance: 4,425
Gate: $10,244
TV: None (first non-televised Garden main event in 9 years.)

Source: New York Times

  • Unofficial AP scorecard (through five completed rounds) - 3-1-1 Paret

Post fight comment

  • "When it hit me the lights went out. And when they came on again, I found I had been counted out." -Garnet (Sugar) Hart, on the knockout blow.