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French Great Laurent Dauthuille Who In 1950 Was 13 Seconds Away From Becoming Middleweight World Champion Against Jake LaMotta SIGNED Postcard

French Great Laurent Dauthuille Who In 1950 Was 13 Seconds Away From Becoming Middleweight World Champion Against Jake LaMotta SIGNED Postcard

SCARCE French great Laurent Dauthuille former 1950 middleweight World title challenger to Jake LaMotta SIGNED (on reverse) and INSCRIBED black & white 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" postcard.

***Laurent Dauthuille's biggest fight came on September 13, 1950 he fought Jake LaMotta, a boxer he once bested by unanimous decision, for the World middleweight championship. He was ahead on all cards going into the 15th and final round of the match, when he was felled by a late flurry of punches from LaMotta. He ultimately lost by knockout when he was counted out with 13 seconds left in the fight. The fight was named Ring Magazine's fight of the year for 1950***

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Laurent Dauthuille vs Jake LaMotta - 1950 Ring Magazine Fight Of The Year.

Laurent Dauthuille (20 February 1924 in Chaumont, Haute-Marne – 10 July 1971 in Rueil-Malmaison was a French boxer.

Arriving in Montreal in the late 1940s, he was nicknamed the Tarzan of Buzenval. During his career Dauthuille beat notable fighters such as Jake LaMotta, Steve Belloise, Tony Janiro, Eugene Hairston, Norman Hayes, Johnny Greco, Paddy Young, Bobby Dawson, Tuzo Portuguez, Luc van Dam and Robert Charron. Dauthuille's biggest fight came on September 13, 1950 he fought Jake LaMotta, a boxer he once bested by unanimous decision, for the World middleweight championship. He was ahead on all cards going into the 15th and final round of the match, when he was felled by a late flurry of punches from LaMotta. He ultimately lost by knockout when he was counted out with 13 seconds left in the fight. The fight was named Ring Magazine's fight of the year for 1950. He fought 15 more times but never again for a World title.