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On This Day: The career of boxing’s finest ever, Sugar Ray Robinson ends in defeat

The original Boxing News report from the historic November 10, 1965 Sugar Ray Robinson-Joey Archer battle
Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson


JOEY ARCHER, shooting deadly lefts with following right crosses, won a rousing and unanimous 10-round decision over former world champion Sugar Ray Robinson at the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh. Robinson afterwards intimated that he would now be retiring permanently.

It was the 48th victory in 49 fights for the 27-year-old Archer and bolstered his bid for a shot at Dick Tiger’s middleweight title.