History | Dec 09 2019

On This Day: Sugar Ray Robinson’s sweet knockout

Sugar Ray Robinson upset the odds to regain middleweight crown in 1955
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson

This is how we reported Sugar Ray Robinson’s sensational victory over Carl ‘Bobo’ Olson for the world middleweight title in Boxing News.

IF you want to make Sugar Ray Robinson laugh, just go up to him and say “They never come back”. For Sugar Ray regained the world’s middleweight title for the second time by knocking out champion Carl “Bobo” Olson in two rounds in Chicago on December 9, 1955.

Olson was a 3-1 on favourite to retain the crown. “The longer it goes the worse it will be for Robinson” the critics said.
What they didn’t bargain for was a quick win for Ray. But that’s exactly what happened.