Willie Pep vs. Sandy Saddler (1st meeting)

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Saddler floors Pep in the third round.

Willie Pep 125 lbs lost to Sandy Saddler 124 lbs by KO at 2:38 in round 4 of 15

  • Date: 1948-10-29
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Ruby Goldstein


  • Pep entered the fight with a professional record of 134-1-1.
  • Pep was a 3-1 betting favorite.
  • A crowd of 14,685 paid $55,781.78.
  • Pep received 50 percent of the net and Saddler 10 percent.
  • Saddler dropped Pep twice for nine-counts in the third round and put him down for the count with a left hook in the fourth.

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