Rocky Graziano vs. Freddie Cochrane (1st meeting)

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1945-06-29 : Rocky Graziano 153 lbs beat Freddie Cochrane 142¾ lbs by KO at 0:16 in round 10 of 10

  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Johnny Burns
  • Paid Attendance: 18,071

Graziano was outboxed in the first eight rounds, but knocked down Cochrane at the end of the 9th (he was saved by the bell) and again in the 10th for the full count.
Fight was named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year.