This Day in Boxing

Gene Fullmer KOs Carmen Basilio This Day August 28, 1959

 

Gene Fullmer KOs Carmen Basilio This Day August 28, 1959 to win vacant title

 

 

  • Carmen Basilio 156 lbs
  • Gene Fullmer 159½ lbs
  • TKO at 0:39 in round 14 of 15
  • Location: Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USA
  • Referee: Jack Downey 119-128
  • Judge: Jack Silver 121-125
  • Judge: Fred Bottaro 121-129
  • Vacant NBA World Middleweight Title

 

 

Notes

Fight was for the vacant title after the reigning champ, Sugar Ray Robinson, had been stripped by the NBA due to inactivity.

Named 1959 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year

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