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Sugar Ray Robinson, 1950
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 15, 2019
Henry Toluzzi ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, December, 1950: World welterweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson connects with a left during his non-title victory over former German middleweight champ Hans Stretz at Frankfurt's Messehalle. Robinson knocked Stretz down seven times before the fight ended 30 seconds into the fifth round. It was Robinson's last bout as a welterweight; in February, 1951, he moved up to middleweight and took that title from Jake LaMotta.
Three stories about Sugar Ray Robinson's fight in Frankfurt.