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Randy Turpin
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Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Born on 7th of June 1928
Died on 17th of May 1966

Born 1928. Died 1966 Ė English boxer.

Known as The Leamington Boxer. Turned professional in 1946. Won the European championship before defeating Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951 to become world middleweight champion. Retired in 1962 with a record of 66 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw. Committed suicide in 1966 by shooting himself.

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