Gus Lesnevich vs. Tami Mauriello (3rd meeting)

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1947-07-30 : Gus Lesnevich 178½ lbs beat Tami Mauriello 197 lbs by UD in round 10 of 10

Weigh-in photo

"Light heavyweight champion Gus Lesnevich, the exception to the rule that the armed forces 'took something' out of all fighters, banged out a 10 round upset decision victory over Tami Mauriello in Ebbets Field last night. Lesnevich spotted Mauriello 18 1/2 pounds, never once complained as Tami got away with damaging 'hitting-and-holding' tactics time after time, and still took the play from the start. Twice he staggered Mauriello - once in the 2nd with right hands and again in the 6th with hooks - and in the 7th he buckled Tami's knees with a right cross that all but floored the bigger man. The decision was unanimous in Lesnevich's favor." -Associated Press

  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 6-4 Lesnevich
  • This was a benefit card for the Damon Runyon Memorial Cancer Fund.