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Sugar Ray reclaims middleweight title

Updated: March 19, 2002, 11:17 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

March 25, 1958

Six months after losing the middleweight title to Carmen Basilio, Sugar Ray Robinson regains the crown in Chicago. In their bloody rematch, Robinson, a 2-1 underdog, takes a split decision, though most observers don't believe the fight is that close.

By the sixth round, Basilio's left eye is swollen, and by the seventh, it's almost completely shut. When the fight's over, Basilio's eye is grotesque looking, swollen to the size of a discolored billiard ball. Basilio ...

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