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1) SUGAR RAY ROBINSON KO 5 GENE FULMER

May 1, 1957, Chicago Stadium.

Universally acknowledged as the greatest left hook that ever landed on one unfortunate mandible or simply the greatest punch ever thrown. What Robinson described as Fulmer’s ‘bar room brawler’ style always gave the original Sugarman problems and this second meeting of their 4 fight series seemed destined to follow the script until Robison landed a sublime short left hook whist on the retreat at 1.27 of round 5.

The rest is history and Gene was the last to know.

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