Jake LaMotta vs. Laurent Dauthuille (2nd meeting)

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1950-09-13 : Jake LaMotta 159¾ lbs beat Laurent Dauthuille 160 lbs by KO at 2:47 in round 15 of 15

  • Location: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Referee: Lou Handler

World Middleweight Title

  • Judges scoring at time of stoppage: 72-68, 74-66, 71-69 (all for Dauthuille)
  • Fight was named Ring Magazine Fight of the Year: 1950
  • Scoring at time of knockout: 72-68, 74-66, 71-69 Dauthuille

"All Dauthuille required when he bell sounded for the final round was to play safe, and had he boxed he would have come through triumphantly." It was a good fight for the first eleven rounds, but full of drama and excitement in the last four. The full account of the fight is in The Ring, November 1950, page 8-9, 50.