Gene Fullmer vs. Sugar Ray Robinson (3rd meeting)

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1960-12-03 : Gene Fullmer 159 lbs drew with Sugar Ray Robinson 158¾ lbs by PTS in round 15 of 15

Notes

  • A crowd of 13,465 produced a gross gate of $122,584.
  • The promotion received $100,000 from TV rights.
  • The fight was televised live on ABC, with a 300-mile blackout in the Los Angeles area.
  • Fullmer received 40% of the net, and Robinson got 20%.
  • The fighters wore eight-ounce gloves and fought in an 18-foot ring.
  • The California scoring system was used, which gave the winner of a round one or more points up to five and the loser none.
  • The Associated Press scorecard the fight 7-6 for Fullmer, and United Press International scored it 10-7 for Robinson.
  • A UPI survey of ringside reporters showed fourteen scored for Robinson, six for Fullmer and three had the bout even.

Post-Fight Comments

  • "Fullmer's a very rough guy to fight. You can't plan anything with him." - Sugar Ray Robinson
  • "I'm no lover of Sugar Ray Robinson. Once when my manager and I tried to call him for a fight, he asked, 'Gene Fullmer? Who's he?' But I must say he's a gentleman in the ring." - Gene Fullmer

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