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MARCH 19, 1945

 
 

 

 

MOUZON WINS 1ST MAIN EVENT WITH KO

On this day in 1945, North Philly's Wesley Mouzon looked like a future champion in his first main event bout. His opponent was the more experienced Santa Bucca, who brought in a record of 21-4-1, while Mouzon was seeking his 12th straight win. A crowd of about 3,000 attended the scheduled 10-rounder, which was held at the Met on North Broad Street.

Bucca opened the bout by winning the first round with his more aggressive style. But Mouzon got on track in the second by using his left jab. He continued his work in the third and as the round was winding down, Mouzon crashed a mighty right on to Bucca's chin which dropped the South Philadelphian dramatically. Bucca was down and out and did not so much as twitch during the 10-count. It was his second consecutive knockout loss and earned him $650. Mouzon took home $457.

For Mouzon, it was an impressive showing and foreshadowed the teenager's shocking KO of Bob Montgomery which would come a year later.

 
  OTHER RESULTS ON THIS DATE:

  1945 - Bob Smith W10 Ray Morris at the Met in North Philly

  1945 - Johnny Wolgast W6 Jimmy Allen at the Met in North Philly
  1945 - Billy Nixon W8 Joey Falco at the Met in North Philly
  1945 - Johnny "Red" Fees TKO1 Charley Howley at the Met in North Philly
  1954 - Joey Giardello KO7 Willie Troy at Madison Square Garden in New York
  1962 - Slim Jim Robinson KO1 Chubby Norris at Providence, RI
  1988 - Michael Nunn KO2 Curtis Parker at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (Parker's last bout)
 

 

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