Carmen Basilio vs. Gene Fullmer (1st meeting)

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Carmen Basilio 156 lbs lost to Gene Fullmer 159 lbs by TKO at 0:39 in round 14 of 15

Vacant NBA World Middleweight Title

Fight was for the vacant title after the reigning champ, Sugar Ray Robinson, had been stripped by the NBA due to inactivity.
Named 1959 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year