Difference between revisions of "Jose Becerra vs. Mario D'Agata"
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Jose Becerra 118 lbs beat Mario D'Agata 117 lbs by RTD in round 10 of 12
- Date: 1959-02-05
- Location: Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Judge: Tommy Hart 100-90
- Referee: Frankie Van 100-89
- Judge: Jack McDonald 99-91
"Joe Becerra of Mexico today looked forward to a promised crack at the world bantamweight title following his 10th round knockout over ex-champion Mario D'Agata of Italy. Becerra, 21, from Guadalajara, was never able to knock his 33 year old opponent down but a badly battered right eye brought a halt to their scheduled 12 round fight at the Olympic Auditorium last night. Referee Frankie Van stopped the fight midway between the 10th and 11th rounds at the request of the game little Italian's manager Steve Klaus. D'Agata's right eye was just a slit and by the time he reached the dressing room it was clamped shut. He also had an ugly gash under his left eye." -Associated Press
Post fight comment
- "I've got an eye like Basilio." -Mario D'Agata, when finally seeing himself in the mirror, referring to Carmen Basilio's eye after the Sugar Ray Robinson fight.