Jake LaMotta vs. Sugar Ray Robinson (6th meeting)
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1951-02-14 : Sugar Ray Robinson 155½ lbs beat Jake LaMotta 160 lbs by TKO at 2:04 in round 13 of 15
- Location: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Referee: Frank Sikora
- Judge: Franklin Spike McAdams
- Judge: Ed Klein
- Judge: Frank Sikora
- World Middleweight Title (third defense by LaMotta)
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- Robinson was a 3 to 1 favorite.
- There was a crowd of 14,802 at Chicago Stadium.
- The gross gate of $180,619 yielded a net gate of $138,938. LaMotta, taking 45% of the net, received $62,522, plus $1,500 from television. Robinson, getting 15%, got $20,840, plus $1,500 from television.
- Referee Sikora had Robinson ahead 63-57, Judge McAdams had him in front 65-55, and Judge Klein had him on top 70-50.
- The United Press reported: "At the close of the eighth round, the United Press had LaMotta leading, six rounds to two. However, as LaMotta tired and Robinson concentrated on an up-sweeping attack of uppercuts, bolos, and shovel-hooks against his bobbing opponent, Jake began to wither under the rising fire."
- The Associated Press scored it eight rounds for Robinson, two for LaMotta and two even.
- Due to the tremendous beating LaMotta endured in the later rounds, the fight became known as the "St. Valentine's Day Massacre."