HOW RANDY BEAT SUGAR RAY: BRITISH CHAMPION WINS NINE CLEAR ROUNDS TO TAKE WORLD TITLE
A GREAT hand for Randolph Turpin for a magnificent victory gained over Sugar Ray Robinson – a triumph of physical strength and boxing science over a world champion, generally regarded as a brilliant and expert exponent of the noble art. Our man went into the exhibition hall ring the underdog at odds of not less than 5-to-1 one against. Many critics feared the consequences of what they regarded as a prematurely made match; in fact, about the only man who wasn’t worried was Randy himself.
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