Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carl (Bobo) Olson (2nd meeting)

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Robinson slips to the canvas in the tenth round

1952-03-13 : Sugar Ray Robinson 157½ lbs beat Bobo Olson 159½ lbs by UD in round 15 of 15

  • World Middleweight Championship (1st defense of 2nd reign by Robinson)

Notes

  • Robinson was a 10-1 betting favorite.
  • A crowd of 10,033 produced a gate of $63,053.
  • Robinson missed with a left hook in the tenth round, lost his balance and went down on one knee. Olsen showed fine sportsmanship and stepped back until Robinson regained his feet.
  • Robinson said the fight was "as tough a battle as I ever had."
  • Robinson donated all but one dollar of his purse to the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund.

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