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Sugar Ray Robinson Beats Charley Fusari This Day August 9, 1950

 

Sugar Ray Robinson Beats Charley Fusari This Day August 9, 1950 and retains the welterweight crown

 

 

 

  • Sugar Ray Robinson 147 lbs
  • Charley Fusari 145¼ lbs
  • PTS in round 15 of 15
  • Location: Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
  • Referee: Paul Cavalier 13-1
  • World Welterweight Championship (5th defense by Robinson)

 

 

Notes

At the official weigh-in, Robinson was 147¼ when he first stepped on the scale. After a couple of trips to a steam box, he was able to make the welterweight limit.

This was Robinson’s last fight as a welterweight.

Robinson was paid one dollar for the Fusari fight. The rest of his purse went to the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund for Cancer Research.

In his autobiography, Robinson claimed that he agreed to carry Fusari the 15-round distance

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