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Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jimmy Doyle...
Item # 565406
June 26, 1947
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, June 26, 1947
* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jimmy Doyle
* Death in the boxing ring (death 1st reported)
This 48 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 28: "Doyle Dies of Injuries Suffered In Cleveland Bout With Robinson" with subhead: "Brain Operation Is Unavailing and the Los Angeles Boxer Is Unconscious to the End--Coroner Plans Investigation"
with one column photo of Doyle. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great 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