Sugar Ray Robinson Defends World Welterweight Title Against Charley Fusari – August 9, 1950 (This Day In Boxing History)

Sugar Ray Robinson further cemented his name in boxing history with a win on points over 15 rounds with Charley Fusari, retaining his world welterweight championship at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 9, 1950.

The 29-year-old Robinson improved to 110-1-2 and made successfully defended his world title for the fifth time, which he won in December 1946.

The boxer out of Harlem, New York is considered by many the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time. He was named Fighter of the Year for 1950 by the Boxing Writers Association of America, and went on to win the world middleweight title five times.

Robinson – who was born Walker Smith Jr. — was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He finished his career 128-1-2 with 84 knockouts; he was never physically knocked out, only receiving one technical knockout.

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