1951-09-12 Sugar Ray Robinson w rsc 10 (15) Randy Turpin, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1951-09-12 Sugar Ray Robinson w rsc 10 (15) Randy Turpin, Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Ruby Goldstein. The champion made a reasonable start, even overcoming a bad second round when Robinson (157½) almost sent him crashing from a short right to the jaw. Although only drawing one of the opening four sessions, Turpin (159) came right back in the fifth and coming into the tenth the two fighters were even on points, the latter looking to be the stronger. The tide turned in that round after Robinson went berserk on being badly cut over the left eye. Bowled over by a crashing right counter, the Britisher got up at ‘nine’, but instead of taking a breather by going down again he allowed Robinson to fire in punch after punch to head and body as he swayed back and forth against the ropes. With nothing coming back from Turpin the referee jumped between them with just eight seconds of the round remaining. Turpin’s title reign had lasted just 64 days, a record for the division.