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Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Randy Turpin This Day September 12, 1951 and Regains Crown

 

Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Randy Turpin This Day September 12, 1951 and Regains Crown

 

  • Ray Robinson 157½ lbs
  • Randolph Turpin 159 lbs
  • TKO at 2:52 in round 10 of 15
  • Polo Grounds, New York, New York
  • Referee: Ruby Goldstein 4-4
  • Judge: Joe Agnello 5-4
  • Judge: Harold Barnes 5-3
  • Unofficial AP scorecard: 4-4
  • Unofficial UP scorecard: 4-3
  • World Middleweight Championship

 

Notes:

A crowd of 61,370 produced a gate of $767,630.

Movie rights were $200,000 and theater television rights were $25,000.

Robinson’s share was 30% (approximately $230,000) and Turpin’s share was 25% (approximately $210,000).

Robinson opened as a 12-5 betting favorite. The odds were 2-1 the day before the fight.

Turpin won rounds eight and nine on all three scorecards and opened a bad gash over Robinson’s left eye in the tenth.

Robinson dropped Turpin with a right to the jaw in the tenth. After getting up at the count of nine, Turpin was battered along the ropes until the referee stopped the fight.

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