Peter Schmidt vs. Len Sparks

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1965-10-17 : Len Sparks 146½ lbs beat Peter Schmidt 145¾ lbs by KO at 2:45 in round 5 of 12

  • Location: Lord Beaverbrook Rink, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Canadian Welterweight Title (1st defense of Schmidt)
  • Time: 2:45
  • Attendance: 2,000
  • Gate: $4,200


  • Schmidt indicated after the fight that he had strained in left hand in round 3.
  • On even terms through 4 rounds, the fight took a sudden shift in round 5. With Schmidt against the ropes, Sparks unleashed 6 consecutive left hands that sent Schmidt to one knee where he remained for the full ten-count.
  • Sparks had predicted that he would knock out Schmidt in less than 9 rounds.

Preceded by:
Schmidt vs. Savoie II
Canadian Welterweight Title Fight
# 59
Succeeded by:
Sparks vs. Simard