Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Gene Fullmer (1st meeting)

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Sugar Ray Robinson 160 lbs lost to Gene Fullmer 157 lbs by UD in round 15 of 15

  • World Middleweight Championship (2nd defense of 3rd reign by Robinson)
  • Photo #2


  • Robinson was a 6-5 favorite.
  • There was a crowd of 18,934.
  • The gross gate was $194,696 and the net gate was $166,422.
  • Robinson received 47½ percent of the net gate, plus $60,000 from television and radio. His total purse was $139,050.
  • Fullmer received 12½ percent of the net gate, which was $20,802. He didn't get any of the television and radio money.
  • Fullmer put Robinson down for a six-count in the seventh round.
  • Robinson suffered a cut over his left eye.

Unofficial Press Row Scorecards (all for Fullmer)

  • Associated Press: 9-6
  • United Press: 9-6
  • Elyria Chronicle Telegram: 8-5-2
  • New York Herald Tribune: 8-7
  • Ogden Standard-Examiner: 10-5

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