Jake LaMotta vs. Laurent Dauthuille (2nd meeting)

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Jake LaMotta 160 lbs beat Laurent Dauthuille 160 lbs by KO at 2:47 in round 15 of 15

  • Date: 1950-09-13
  • Location: Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Referee: Lou Handler
  • Judges' scores at the time of the knockout: 72-68, 74-66, 71-69 (all for Dauthuille)
  • Unofficial AP scorecard - 8-6 Dauthuille (in rounds)
  • World Middleweight Title
  • Named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1950
  • Photo #2, Poster

"All Dauthuille required when the 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, pages 8-9, 50.