Jake LaMotta vs. Danny Nardico

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1952-12-31 : Jake LaMotta 173 lbs lost to Danny Nardico 177 lbs by RTD in round 7 of 10

  • Location: Coliseum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
  • Referee: Bill Regan
  • Reported to have been the first professional boxing match fought in Florida televised to a national audience.
  • Commentator at the beginning of the seventh round: "... and Jake has slowed up almost to a whop."
  • LaMotta was knocked down for the first and only time in his career in the 7th round.
  • After LaMotta got up, Nardico beat him against a corner until the bell rang.
  • LaMotta's corner stopped the bout between the 7th and 8th rounds.
  • YouTube video of bout: