Gaetan Hart vs. Ralph Racine (2nd meeting)

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1980-05-07 : Gaetan Hart 135 lbs beat Ralph Racine 134 lbs by TKO at 1:43 in round 12 of 12

  • Location: Paul Sauve Arena, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Referee: Guy Jutras
  • Canadian Lightweight Title (1st defense of Hart)
  • Time: 1:43
  • Attendance: 3,927


  • In round 12, Hart lands 3 or 4 unanswered combinations, forcing referee Jutras to jump in and call a halt to the bout.
  • After the fight, Racine underwent emergency surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain.
  • Hart would abandon the Canadian title to challenge Aaron Pryor for the WBA Light Welterweight title in November 1980.

Preceded by:
Hart vs. Furlano III
Canadian Lightweight Title Fight
# 90
Succeeded by:
Lalonde vs. Summerhays