1952-11-15 Jimmy Carruthers w co 1 (15) Vic Toweel, Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - WORLD

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1952-11-15 Jimmy Carruthers w co 1 (15) Vic Toweel, Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - WORLD. Referee: Willie Smith. In one of the sport’s greatest shocks, Australia gained her first fully recognised world champion when Carruthers (116) knocked out Toweel (117¼) inside 139 seconds. Knowing that the champion was having problems making the weight, the southpaw Carruthers tore into Toweel from the off and put him down with a tremendous left hook. Somehow managing to rise, Toweel was subjected to a barrage of blows to head and body before sinking to the boards to be counted out.

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