Sugar Ray Robinson Knocks Out Jose Basora In Under A Minute In Title Fight – August 25, 1950 (This Day In Boxing History)

In just 52 seconds, “Sugar” Ray Robinson retained the Pennsylvania world middleweight title.

Robinson (174-19. 109 KOs) knocked out Jose Basora (78-20, 44 KOs) and successfully defended his title. He would continue an 18-fight winning streak and was stopped by a points decision to Randolph Turpin.

Robinson is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

He competed from 1940 to 1965 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Photo: Boxing Hall of Fame
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