Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio I & II

By Boxing News on June 24, 2014
Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Carmen Basilio I & II
It's a cliché to say they don't make 'em like they used to, but the truth is they just don't.

Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio were two of the all-time-greats. They fought twice, the first time on Sept. 23, 1957, at Yankee Stadium in New York, and the second time on March 25, 1958 at Chicago Stadium. Going into the first fight, Robinson, a former welterweight titleholder, was defending the middleweight title he won from Jake LaMotta in 1951. Sugar Ray was 140-5-2 (that’s no typo) going in. Basilio, welterweight champion at the time, was 51-12-7 and had been chomping at the bit to get to Robinson for years. Their first fight was nothing less than amazing. Their second fight no less so. It’s a cliché to say they don’t make ‘em like they used to, but they don’t make ‘em like they used to…

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Carmen Basilio | Sugar Ray Robinson I 1/2



Carmen Basilio | Sugar Ray Robinson I 2/2



Sugar Ray Robinson | Carmen Basilio II 1/2



Sugar Ray Robinson | Carmen Basilio II 2/2



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