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Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jimmy Doyle...

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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.[8] Before that fight, Robinson had a dream that he was going to accidentally kill Doyle in the ring.[19] 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.[19] Robinson said that the impact of Doyle's death was "very trying."

Category: The 20th Century