1951-07-10 Randy Turpin w pts 15 Sugar Ray Robinson, Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London, England - WORLD

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1951-07-10 Randy Turpin w pts 15 Sugar Ray Robinson, Exhibition Centre, Earls Court, London, England - WORLD. Referee: Eugene Henderson. Having had eight contests since winning the title, six of them in Europe, Robinson (154½) was the victim of one of boxing’s biggest shocks when coming up against Turpin (158¾). Carrying the fight to Robinson from the opening bell Turpin never let up, consistently using the straight left with power and accuracy to find the target and outpunching his man in the clinches. It was quickly apparent that Turpin was the stronger of the pair and he was able to push Robinson about in the clinches, which embarrassed the champion. What was also noticeable was the fact that when the two started letting the punches go it was almost always Robinson who broke off first. From the halfway stage as Robinson began to tire it became clear to the onlookers that Turpin, barring an accident, was on his way to one of the most famous victories seen in a British ring and when the referee lifted his arm at the final bell the crowd nearly brought the roof down when singing “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”.