1953-10-21 Carl Bobo Olson w pts 15 Randy Turpin, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD
1953-10-21 Carl Bobo Olson w pts 15 Randy Turpin, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - WORLD. Referee: Al Berl. Scorecards: 9-4, 11-4, 8-7. In a contest to unify the title, Olson (159½) beat Turpin (157) after the Englishman had made a good start and looked to be on his way to victory. Unfortunately for Turpin he seemed to go to pieces after the third round when allowing the fast-punching Olson to crowd him out and take the initiative from there on in. Once Olson realised that Turpin was content to cover up he just plastered him with blows from all angles, and in the ninth and tenth had his rival down and almost out. Turpin, to his credit, weathered the storm, even coming back strongly in the 12th, but it was all too little and too late to make a difference.