1947-12-19 Sugar Ray Robinson w rsc 6 (15) Chuck Taylor, Olympia, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WORLD
1947-12-19 Sugar Ray Robinson w rsc 6 (15) Chuck Taylor, Olympia, Detroit, Michigan, USA - WORLD. Referee: Johnny Weber. Giving a brilliant display of cleverness and hard hitting, the champion overcame the aggressive Taylor (144¾), who made a good start in the opening two sessions before being hurt in the third by a solid right to the jaw and several searing body blows. Rescued by the bell in the fourth after being almost dropped by a right to the head, Taylor came out for the fifth but soon began to weaken as Robinson (146½) belted in heavy rights to the body and brought his hooks into play. Sensing that he had his man going, Robinson upped the pace in the sixth and a variety of quality shots followed by a right to the head dropped Taylor heavily. Although Taylor made it up at ‘nine’ it was the beginning of the end, Robinson giving him no time to recover before an avalanche of blows put him down again, and at 2.07 of the round the fight was over when the referee brought matters to a halt.