Birmingham Post Newspaper Cutting

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Date:13th of July 1951


A newspaper cutting from The Birmingham Post, 13th July 1951. It describes Randolph Turpin's return to Leamington Spa as World Middle-Weight boxing champion.

Randolph Turpin was born in Leamington Spa in 1928. With his brothers he took up boxing, and was managed by George Middleton. On the 10th July 1951 Turpin defeated Sugar Ray Robinson to win the World Middleweight Boxing title championship. His victory was celebrated in his home town of Leamington Spa, and crowds of people came to see him at the Town Hall.


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