Name: ROBINSON, SUGAR RAY-TOMMY BELL ORIGINAL WEIGHIN WIRE PHOTO (1946)
History: On December 20, 1946 at Madison Sqaure Garden in New York welterweights Sugar Ray Robinson and Tommy Bell fought for the world welterweight title which had been vacated by Marty Servo. Robinson won the title by unanimous 15 round decision. Having waited five years, Robinson finally got a shot at the title, which had been vacated by Marty Servo in September. The first five rounds were hard ones for Robinson, including a knockdown for a 7-count in round two from a left hook by Bell. According to Jimmy Cannon of the New York Post, Robinson then won the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th rounds. Bell took the tenth. Bell was dropped in the 11th for "eight," and battered in the 12th. Tommy came back to win the 13th & 14th rounds, although both rounds were slow. No mention was made of the 15th. Offered here is an original wire photo depicting the two fighters at the weighin on the day of the fight.
Full description: This is an original wire photo. No caption. Information written on reverse. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Minor edge and corner wear. No creases or tears. Minor compression at top center border. One of the better Robinson wire photos from this fight we have offered. 6 1/4" x 8."
Size: 6 1/4 x 8
Categories: Photograph - Robinson, Sugar Ray -
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