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Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jimmy Doyle...
Item # 563172
June 25, 1947
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, June 25, 1947
* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jimmy Doyle
* Death in the boxing ring
This 28 page newspaper has a seven column headline on page 18: "Sugar's 8th-Round KO Punch Sends Doyle to Hospital" with subheads that include: "Challenger in Critical Condition" and more.
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with minor wear at the margins, otherwise in good condition.
source: wikipedia: The following year, after four non-title bouts, Robinson defended his title for the first time by knocking out Jimmy Doyle, in the eighth round. Before that fight, Robinson had a dream that he was going to accidentally kill Doyle in the ring. As a result, he decided to pull out of the fight. However, a priest and a minister convinced him to go ahead with the bout. His foe, however, died from the injuries he sustained. Robinson said that the impact of Doyle's death was "very trying."
Category: The 20th Century