Sugar Ray Robinson Fights Draw With Gene Fullmer This Day December 2, 1960
- Gene Fullmer 159 lbs
- Sugar Ray Robinson 158¾ lbs
- PTS in round 15 of 15
- Location: Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Referee: Tommy Hart 4-11
- Judge: Lee Grossman 9-5
- Judge: George Latka 8-8
- National Boxing Association Middleweight Championship (4th defense by Fullmer)
A crowd of 13,465 produced a gross gate of $122,584.
The promotion received $100,000 from TV rights.
The fight was televised live on ABC, with a 300-mile blackout in the Los Angeles area.
Fullmer received 40% of the net, and Robinson got 20%.
The fighters wore eight-ounce gloves and fought in an 18-foot ring.
The California scoring system was used, which gave the winner of a round one or more points up to five and the loser none.
The Associated Press scorecard the fight 7-6 for Fullmer, and United Press International scored it 10-7 for Robinson.
A UPI survey of ringside reporters showed fourteen scored for Robinson, six for Fullmer and three had the bout even.
“Fullmer’s a very rough guy to fight. You can’t plan anything with him.” – Sugar Ray Robinson
“I’m no lover of Sugar Ray Robinson. Once when my manager and I tried to call him for a fight, he asked, ‘Gene Fullmer? Who’s he?’ But I must say he’s a gentleman in the ring.” – Gene Fullmer