Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carl (Bobo) Olson (4th meeting)

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Robinson puts Olson down for the count in the fourth round

1956-05-18 : Sugar Ray Robinson 159½ lbs beat Bobo Olson 160 lbs by KO at 2:51 in round 4 of 15


  • A crowd of 20,083 paid a California record $228,500 to see the fight in Wrigley Field. The previous record was $196,720 for the 1955 fight between World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marciano and challenger Don Cockell.
  • Each fighter received 30% of the $196,982 net gate, plus 30% of the $100,000 in TV rights. The total was $89,094.60.
  • Paydays for both fighters were held up by legal action. Olson's estranged wife obtained a court order to tie up his share, and the federal government slapped an income tax lien against Robinson's share.
  • Robinson put Olson down for the count with a left hook to the chin in the fourth round.

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