Boxing Memorabilia

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Thursday 25 May 2017

Commencing at 11:00am

Leamington Spa Auction Centre

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A rare consignment of boxing memorabilia including items from Leamingtons Spa’s World Champion Randolph Turpin

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Randolph Adolphus Turpin (7 June 1928 – 17 May 1966), better known as Randolph Turpin, and in the United States also as Randy Turpin, was an English boxer who was considered by some to be Europe’s best middleweight boxer of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1951 he became world middleweight champion when he defeated Sugar Ray Robinson. Turpin was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in 2001.

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