Jake LaMotta vs. Laurent Dauthuille (2nd meeting)

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1950-09-13 : Jake LaMotta 159¾ lbs beat Laurent Dauthuille 160 lbs by KO at 2:47 in round 15 of 15

  • Location: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Referee: Lou Handler
  • Judges' scores at the time of the knockout: 72-68, 74-66, 71-69 (all for Dauthuille)
  • World Middleweight Title
  • Named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1950

"All Dauthuille required when the bell sounded for the final round was to play safe, and had he boxed he would have come through triumphantly." It was a good fight for the first eleven rounds, but full of drama and excitement in the last four. The full account of the fight is in The Ring, November 1950, page 8-9, 50.