Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta (2nd meeting)

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LaMotta puts Robinson through the ropes in the eighth round.

1943-02-05 : Jake LaMotta 160½ lbs beat Sugar Ray Robinson 144½ lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

Notes

  • Robinson was a 3-1 favorite.
  • There was a crowd of 18,930 at Olympia Stadium.
  • Robinson was knocked through the ropes in the eighth round. The International News Service (INS) reported: "A right to the body and a left to the head knocked Robinson through the ropes in the eighth round. Robinson lay sprawling outside the ring from a hard right to the body and a left to the head and the count was nine when the bell rang, saving the negro lad from a knockout."
  • The INS reported: "In a previous meeting, Robinson copped a 10-round decision from LaMotta. Robinson won that fight by steering clear of LaMotta's hard punches and sticking strictly to clever boxing. Friday night, however, he tried to slug it out with the bundle of dynamite from the Bronx and consequently had one of the most sensational winning streaks in the history of boxing rudely interrupted."

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