Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio (1st meeting)
1957-09-23 : Carmen Basilio 153½ lbs beat Sugar Ray Robinson 160 lbs by SD in round 15 of 15
- Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
- Referee: Al Berl 6-9
- Judge: Ait Aadi 9-5
- Judge: Bill Recht 8-6
- Unofficial AP scorecard: 6-6
- World Middleweight Championship (1st defense of 4th reign by Robinson)
- Photo #2, Photo #3, Photo #4
- There was a crowd of 38,072.
- The gross gate was $566,467 and the net gate was $481,417.
- More than 170 theaters in 39 states and Canada showed the fight on closed circuit television.
- Robinson's purse was $483,666 and Basilio's was $211,679.
- The federal government filed a notice of levy on $514,000 of Robinson's income to collect anticipatory taxes.
- A poll of 47 sports writers at ringside showed 26 thought Basilio won, 17 favored Robinson and four called it even.
- The fight was named The Ring Fight of the Year for 1957.