Sport: Sugar's Lumps

World Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson had fought six fights in six weeks, gadded about Paris and made innumerable personal appearances (TIME, June ii et seq.). His wife Edna Mae was uneasy about him: "Sugar's tired. He's overtrained and overfought." Meanwhile, Britain's Middleweight Champion Randy Turpin, on the eve of the fight of his life, made a soberly restrained prediction: "I think I have a chance." Nevertheless, the odds were 3-1-on Sugar Ray when the men climbed into the ring at Earl's Court in London last week.

Turpin crowded the champion from the opening bell, getting the better of the infighting, jabbing...

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