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Sugar Ray Robinson rematch title fight....



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September 13, 1951

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, September 13, 1951

* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Randolph Turpin
* Famous middleweight rematch title fight

The front page has a two column heading: "Ray Robinson Stops Randy Turpin in 10th To Regain Ring Title" with subhead and photo. (see) First report coverage continues in the sport's section.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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

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