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The St. Valentines Day Massacre

February 14th, 1951, Sugar Ray Robinson, then (43-0), stood in the ring to face Jake LaMotta for the 6th time. The 14,802 fans packed the Chicago Stadium while millions watched at home to watch what would go down as the “St. Valentines Day Massacre.” It was called a “massacre” not because of a fictional Scorsese blood bath, but because LaMotta was virtually helpless for the last few rounds of the fight and the fight effectively finished LaMotta’s career.

Relive the fight here:

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