Boxing’s Great Grudge Fights Middleweights Sugar Ray Robinson VS Carmen Basilio

DOG ASIDE: At the contract signing for the Middleweight Title Fight between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson….Sugar Ray demanded that his opponent Carmen Basilio surrender 5% of his purse…..then going on strike and delaying the contract signing for 9 days insisting on a $250,000 TV guarantee….whereby Basilio called Robinson an arrogant and greedy man.…

Boxing’s Great Grudge Fights Heavyweights Floyd Patterson vs Ingemar Johansson

DOG ASIDE:

On June 26, 1959, Heavyweight Boxing Champ Floyd Patterson was a heavy 7 – 2 favorite to beat Swedish Heavyweight Ingemar Johansson in their title fight before 22,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, NYC….but the hard punching Swede pulled one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history with TKO of the Champ.