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Sugar Ray Robinson rematch title fight....
Item # 639204
September 13, 1951
THE DETROIT NEWS, September 13, 1951
* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Randolph Turpin
* Famous middleweight rematch title fight
The top of the front page of the sport's section (inside) has a banner headline: "Fury's Fist Makes Mad Ray Champ Again; Floors Turpin for Nine-Count,Then Finishes Him Off for Good" with subheads and related photos. (see) More pictures on the back page as well. Nice to have from Robinson's childhood hometown.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, rag edition, some binding holes along the spine, nice condition.
wikipedia notes: In London, Robinson lost the world middleweight title to British boxer Randolph Turpin in a sensational bout. Three months later in a rematch in front of 60,000 fans at the Polo Grounds, he knocked Turpin out in ten rounds to recover the title. In that bout Robinson was leading on the cards but was cut by Turpin. With the fight in jeopardy, Robinson let loose on Turpin, knocking him down, then getting him to the ropes and unleashing a series of punches that caused the referee to stop the bout. Following Robinson's victory, residents of Harlem danced in the streets. In 1951, Robinson was named Ring Magazine's "Fighter of the Year" for the second time.
Category: The 20th Century