Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Charley Fusari

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Sugar Ray Robinson hits Charley Fusari with a right

1950-08-09 : Sugar Ray Robinson 147 lbs beat Charley Fusari 145¼ lbs by PTS in round 15 of 15

  • Location: Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
  • Referee: Paul Cavalier 13-1


  • At the official weigh-in, Robinson was 147¼ when he first stepped on the scale. After a couple of trips to a steam box, he was able to make the welterweight limit.
  • This was Robinson's last fight as a welterweight.
  • Robinson was paid one dollar for the Fusari fight. The rest of his purse went to the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund for Cancer Research.
  • In his autobiography, Robinson claimed that he agreed to carry Fusari the 15-round distance.

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