Ray Robinson vs Paul Pender I

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Ray Robinson vs Paul Pender I
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Friday, January 22, 1960
Location: 
Boston, MA
Rounds Scheduled: 
15
Contracted Weight: 
160
Referee: 
Joe Zapustas

Official Judging
Joe Zapustas 142 - 146
Joe Santoro 147 - 138
John Norton 142 - 148

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Fan Cards: Ray Robinson vs Paul Pender I


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
RAY ROBINSON
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
144
PAUL PENDER
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
141


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
RAY ROBINSON
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
144
PAUL PENDER
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
141


scorecard by NARUTO
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
RAY ROBINSON
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
144
PAUL PENDER
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
141


scorecard by BOXING PURIST
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
RAY ROBINSON
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
144
PAUL PENDER
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
141


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Total
RAY ROBINSON
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
144
PAUL PENDER
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
141


Comments

rorschach's picture

Sugar Ray was past it at this point, still good enough to beat anyone at MW today imo though.

Champion97's picture

Even GGG?

rorschach's picture

I actually thought Robinson won this fight fairly clearly.

Boxing Purist's picture

Robinson came out right of the gate looking to end this night early, being very active throwing hard combinations to the head and murderous left hooks to the head and abdomen. Pender for his part his strategy looked obvious, stay away from the champion, and hope he tires out before giving to many rounds away, and through the first two frames he did very little in the way of letting his hands go. Robinson put a exclamation point on winning the first two sessions by landing a staggering left hook that snapped Pender's head way back after the final bell for the 2nd sounded. The 3rd frame was more of a even affair, fought mainly from the clinch with both men pounding each others abdomen. Robinson did not lead near as much as he did in the first two sessions, but the leading and big shots of the frame were still landed by the champion to take the round. Round 4 was a better round for pender as he finally got his good jab working, but Ray changing tactics again still carried the round boxing well jabbing up and down while still mixing in the big shots, albeit more sporadically. The start of the fifth and both men, are starting to clinch more, Ray usually the fighter on the receiving end of the illegal shots has really shelled out the rabbit punches in this contest. Pender still moving well, is starting to turn up the offense, he lands some good shots this round and gets Ray in a spot of trouble at the end of the frame to secure his first winning stanza. Session six, and Pender is really starting to let that jab go landing well, Robinson still driving home that jolting left hook to the body but to this point that punch just does not seem to be having the desired effect. Ray catches Pender napping on a lazy jab, and sends him reeling several steps off balance across the ring with a booming right hand. Ray attempts to pile on but the challenger was not really as hurt as his reaction indicated. Ray nails Pender with a couple more big rights and ripping hooks to the body to get back on the winning track. Round seven was by far Pender's best frame by this point of the contest. Though he developed a little cut this session, it was controlled almost exculsively by him, Paul got a lot of good work done and started the blood flowing from the champions nose this round which should surely effect his breathing. The champion opens the eighth with a mighty right hand lead, and a duo of vicious uppercuts, a good punch to use this fight amazingly he hadn't used to too often to this point. Not much to write home about this round, Pender got a good lick or two in, but Robinson's round from his work early in the frame. The start of the 9th and the champion is really doing more clinching than fighting at this time, Robinson lands a low blow way down below the border. The blood starting to flow again from the side of Pender's left eye, he steps in and before Ray can clinch lands two solid left hooks that rock Sugar's head back. Robinson still does more to win the frame, but not by much. Session 10 begins and Pender is moving and jabbing again like it's the first round, although his jab is much more effective now than it was at the beginning of the contest. Jab, jab, jab land for Pender, he is boxing well, Robinson steps in and lands his first real nice combination in a long time a good jab and jolting right cross, Pender counters with a hook before they clinch. Pender is clearly the fresher man now, wins the frame. Pender with a frenzy of energy this the 11th frame lands numerous good shots to take the round, though Ray did get in some good shots of his own. Pender has turned it up to a noticable degree here, stuns Robinson and is really flurrying now, commanding these rounds, he has staggered the champion on several occasions now, and is leaving no doubt who is winning these late frames. Robinson for his part has fought like a true champion, at 39+ years of age at this time it tells you how good Sugar Ray Robinson really is and was in his prime that after 12 sessions he still holds a 7-5 lead against a young very good challenger. Round 13 and Robinson shakes up Pender with a good combination, this has been Ray's round through the first minute. Ray's landing huge shots to the body, and has took back over control of the fight, until out of nowhere Pender lands a huge timely jab right cross that puts him back in the round. Then does it again, that Robinson holding on his head snapping back, those clutch combinations might be enough to just about pull him even with Ray in this frame. And Pender lands a hook at the bell that might have stole the frame on the judges cards, and did on mine. Round 14 again was not much to write home about, but the champion wanted it more that frame and does the better work of the work done. On sheer guts and determination the champion wins the final two frames on my scorecard, to defend his Middleweight Championship of the World. Pender being the hometown fighter got the benefit of the doubt to my eye. I am sure a case can be made he did enough to rest the title from the champion, but for my money Pender did not do enough, and gave away too many of the early rounds to be awarded the decision here.