Re: Jim Robinson and Sonny Liston - '1st-Round Knock-out Victims'
Tuesday Night - February 7, 1961
Convention Hall - Miami Beach, Florida
Promoter - Chris Dundee Sports Promotions, Inc.
19 year-old, 6' 3" 193 lb. - Cassius Clay 3-0-0 (2 KO's)
36 year-old, 6' 0" 177 lb. - Jim Robinson 1-2-0 (0 KO's)
Jim Robinson a Middleweight, who hasn't fought in 3-months
is found within an hours notice, to fill in for a 'Heavyweight No Show'.
'Sweet Jimmy' tries to fight for the first 25-seconds, but is out-gunned by
the naturally bigger and 16 lb. heavier Cassius.
Soon, Cassius is hitting the fleeing (running) 'Sweet Jimmy' with punches
on the side and back of his head. As 'Sweet Jimmy' turns to try and fight back,
he is met by a barrage of left and rights, and crashes to the canvas at 1:23 of
the opening round.
'Sweet Jimmy' gets up at the 9-Count, but Referee Cy Gottfried takes a moment,
before stopping the bout at 1:34 of Round 1.
History states that Jim Robinson,
A) Only weighed 158 lbs. for this bout.
B) Was paid $300 for this bout
C) Was a regular fill-in replacement fighter for Chris Dundee Sports Promotions
D) Beat the 10-Count, something that Sonny Liston couldn't do
Last edited by Senor Pepe'; 11-20-2012 at 03:04 PM.