1 Sugar Ray Robinson
EVERYONE knows how Randy Turpin shocked the boxing world by taking the world middleweight title from Robinson at Earls Court on July 10, 1951. But the Sugarman made three more appearances in the UK.
He was outpointed over 10 rounds by both Terry Downes at Wembley Empire Pool in September 1962 and Irish-born Mick Leahy at Paisley Ice Rink in September 1964, but did stop Nigerian Johnny Angel in six at Mayfair’s Hilton Hotel in October 1964. He was then 43.