Valentine’s Day! Stayed home. Listened to Jake Lomotta and Ray Robinson fight. Robinson won. Good. Got lessons. Got Valentines through mail. We aimed to go down to Aubrey’s to see fight on television, but didn’t. Funeral for Elmer Pillars tomorrow. We sing.
If you missed the story about watching television at Aubrey’s, you can read it here. On this date, Sugar Ray Robinson won his match against Jake LaMotta to win the World Middleweight title for his first time. (They should have gone to Aubrey’s — what an historical match!) The battle was fierce, with the fight being stopped by the referee in the 13th round. Sugar Ray would go on to win the Middleweight title four more times during his boxing career.
Happy Valentine’s Day!