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The fifth fight between Robinson and LaMotta, on February 14 1951, is remembered as “the second St Valentine’s Day Massacre”. Jake LaMotta, having lost four pounds in the day before the fight to meet the 160lb limit, was not at his strongest and was battered by Robinson. He did, at least, retain his record of never having been knocked down. “I didn’t go down, Ray,” he said as he was led from the ring. “You didn’t get me down.”

boxingsgreatest:

The fifth fight between Robinson and LaMotta, on February 14 1951, is remembered as “the second St Valentine’s Day Massacre”. Jake LaMotta, having lost four pounds in the day before the fight to meet the 160lb limit, was not at his strongest and was battered by Robinson. He did, at least, retain his record of never having been knocked down. “I didn’t go down, Ray,” he said as he was led from the ring. “You didn’t get me down.”

(via boxingsgreatest)