Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jean Baptiste Rolland

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Rolland's trainer, the referee, Robinson and George Gainford

Ray Robinson 162 lbs beat Jean Baptiste Rolland 157 lbs by PTS in round 10 of 10

  • Date: 1964-11-07
  • Location: Stade Helitas, Caen, Calvados, France
  • Robinson Defeats Rolland At Caen, Scoring Knockdown
    The New York Times, November 8, 1964

    Sugar Ray Robinson won a clear decision tonight over Jean­Baptiste Rolland, the former French welterweight champion.

    Robinson weighed 162 pounds and Rolland 157½ for the 10­round bout before 5,000 fans at the Exhibition Hall.

    Sugar Ray set the pace and floored Rolland for the count of 9 a minute before the end of the fight. The American was in trouble only in the eighth round, as he started to tire. Rolland bored in, scoring with straight lefts, his best punch.