Name: ROBINSON, SUGAR RAY-TOMMY BELL ORIGINAL WIRE PHOTO (1946-6TH ROUND)
History: On December 20,1946 at Madison Square Garden in New York Sugar Ray Robnson met Tommy Bell for the vacant Welterweight Title. Robinson would won the bout with a 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 6th round action in the bout.
Full description: This is an original Associated Press wire photo with their caption on the back. Bold, clear image. Clean front and back. Not creased or torn. Terrific image. 7 1/2" x 9 1/8."
Size: 7 1/2 x 9 1/8
Categories: Photograph - Robinson, Sugar Ray -
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