Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake LaMotta (5th meeting)

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1945-09-26 : Jake LaMotta 159 lbs lost to Sugar Ray Robinson 150 lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

  • Promoter: Jack Kearns
  • Attendance: 14,755
  • Gate: $74,434
  • Ray (Sugar) Robinson, New York, leading welterweight contender, staged a terrific 12th round rally last night at Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox, to gain a narrow split-decision win over Jolting Jake LaMotta. Source:The Lima News, OH (UP)
  • The crowd of 14,755 booed the decision, presumably because Robinson elected to fight cautiously in the last three rounds and backpedalled most of the way In the closing sessions. Source:The Bradford Era, PA (AP)
  • LaMotta rallied furiously in the 9th, 10th, and 11th rounds.
  • "This was the toughest fight I've ever had with LaMotta." - Robinson