1950sBoxingMiddleweight Championship FightsMiddleweight Grudge FightsSugar Ray Robinson

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


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.  The 1st fight took place on March 25, 1958 at Yankee Stadium.

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