Benny (Kid) Paret vs. Garnet Hart
1960-07-12 : Benny Kid Paret 152¾ lbs beat Garnet Hart 153¼ lbs by KO at 2:36 in round 6 of 10
- Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
- Referee: Mark Conn 4-1
- Judge: Joe Eppy 4-1
- Judge: Joe Agnello 3-2
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.
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.