This Day in Boxing

Ray Robinson Loses to Ralph Tiger Jones This Day January 19, 1955

 

 

Ray Robinson Loses to Ralph Tiger Jones This Day January 19, 1955

 

  • Sugar Ray Robinson 159 lbs
  • Ralph Jones 159 lbs
  • UD in round 10 of 10
  • Location: Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Referee: Frank Sikora 94-99
  • Judge: Ed Hintz 88-100
  • Judge: Howard Walsh 89-98
  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 95-99

 

 

Notes

Robinson was an 8-1 favorite.

There was a crowd of 7,282 at Chicago Stadium.

The gross gate was $27,419 and the net gate was $22,778.

Robinson was cut on the nose in round one and on the right eyelid in round two.

Jones landed 322 of 407 punches (57%) and Robinson landed 176 of 514 (34%).

The Associated Press reported: “The former welterweight and middleweight titleholder…who started his comeback after 30 months as a song-and-dance entertainer by kayoing Joe Rindone two weeks ago, was handed the worst beating of his career by Jones….Time and again, Tiger drove Robinson into the ropes and mauled him pitifully.”

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