On this day ………… 14th February 1948

On this day in 1948, lightweight boxer Mickey Davis knocked himself out in a fight with Tommy Smith at Newcastle, NSW, when he missed his opponent with a wild right, toppled over, and hit the canvas with his head. He was still unconscious when his second dragged him back to his corner. The referee could noted lair Smith the winner because he had not sent Davis to the canvas. Neither could he declare the bout no fight because the men had keenly fought for six rounds. In the end he declared it a no decision fight.