SCOTT STOPS HART IN
CLASSIC PHILLY STRUGGLE
On this day in 1959, one of the most savage fights of all time occurred at Convention Hall. It was a 10-rounder for the PA state welter title, but what happened on that Monday night was much more than a state championship. Two good contenders fought their hearts out & left most of their careers in that ring. The record shows that Charley Scott won the fight by 9th round TKO. He won the bout, the state crown, & bragging rights in his bitter feud with Sugar Hart. But Hart dished out enough punishment in this war to bring him to the very brink of victory. He jumped out early & pressed his foe as hard as anyone could have. But in the end, Scott withstood the damage & managed to beat Hart back. Both fought gloriously and neither was ever the same. It was one of Philly boxing's greatest nights.