View Full Version : Who did Sugar Ray Robinson kill in the ring?


TheHoff!
01-07-2006, 08:29 AM
I read somewhere that Sugar Ray Robinson had a dream the night before a fight that he would kill his opponent in the ring, and then stepped into the ring and did exactly that...does anyone know anything about this?

!! AI-Holmes!!
01-07-2006, 08:54 AM
I don't know about the dream part, but this might be the one.
Courtesy of boxrec.

Jimmy Doyle 147 42-6-3
Arena, Cleveland, OH, USA W TKO 8 15
~ Referee: Jackie Davis ~
World Welterweight Title
It was "a good, clean fight", but Robinson had the advantage in every round except the sixth (when Sugar Ray was staggered twice and hurt). A single left hook ended the fight, Doyle not having been in any noticeable difficulty until then. "That punch knocked Jimmy rigid..With heels resting against the canvas as if hinged, Doyle's body went down. It struck the floor with a thud, like a rigid mass falling. His head crashed against the padded canvas, and as the referee started the count. Doyle raised his head and rested on his elbows...The count of nine was reached and the bell sounded to end the round. Art Winch, one of his handlers, leaped into the ring to call a halt..Doyle was taken in an ambulance to St. Vincent's Charity Hospital immediatedly after the injury, and despite all efforts of the medical attendants, he failed to regain consciousness and passed away a few hours after Dr. Spencer Braden, brain specialist..had operated on him to relieve the pressure on his brain." (Nat Fleischer, in The Ring, September 1947,

TheHoff!
01-07-2006, 12:33 PM
Yeah that's it, thanks.

opethdrums
01-08-2006, 07:24 PM
i have a dream of KOing my opponent and catching him before he hits the ground to show ho nice i can be lol

i bet that would really **** with people's heads