Johnny Famechon vs Fighting Harada

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Johnny Famechon vs Fighting Harada
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Date: 
Monday, July 28, 1969
Location: 
Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
126
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Featherweight World Title
Referee: 
William Pep

Official Judging
William Pep 70 - 69
William Pep 70 - 69
William Pep 70 - 69

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Famechon down once in 2nd, 11th, 14th. Harada down once in 5th.
Willie Pep, the referee and the lone judge, amends his scorecard from a draw to a Famechon win after the original verdict is announced as a draw amidst confusion and lusty boos from Famechon's home crowd!




Fan Cards: Johnny Famechon vs Fighting Harada


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Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
JOHNNY FAMECHON
9
8
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
8
10
10
8
9
139
FIGHTING HARADA
10
10
10
9
8
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
143


Comments

what_is_the_default_password's picture

I have it 139-149. In terms of 5-point-must system (which this bout was scored it), it would be 64-68. Harada was robbed.

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Coming into this fight, Fighting Harada was already a two-division world champion. If he had beaten Famechon, which I believe he did, he would have been the world's fifth three-division world champion. The fifth! Right behind legends such as Bob Fitzsimmons, Tony Canzoneri, Barney Ross and Henry Armstrong! In an era where there was just one champion per division and a sensible number of weight classes, such a achievement would really mean something.

Willie Pep was an okay referee, the same could not said of his scoring. Harada was robbed by, of all people, Willie Pep...Harada was not just robbed of a fight, he was robbed of a historic achievement.

It is a good thing boxing no longer do these former-boxer-guest-referee thing anymore, such practices did not end well. This fight is a prime example, another example is Ali-Liston 2, where Jersey Joe Walcott was the referee.