Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sugar Ray Robinson Beats Carmen Basilio -- July 13, 2017

Motion Picture Daily, 28-March-1958
When I was a kid, people insisted that the greatest fighter pound for pound was Sugar Ray Robinson.  Many people still believe it.  In 1957, Robinson fought tough Carmen Basilio and lost the middleweight title in a 15-round classic.  On 03-25-1958, they fought again.  Basilio's eye swelled shut, but some people thought he won another 15 round decision.  The judges said that Robinson had won.  The Ring Magazine named each event its Fight of the Year.
Sugar Ray Robinson.
Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio at work. 

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