Former Canadian boxing great dead at 75
Jun. 06, 1997
TORONTO (AP) _ Harvey Dubs, a Canadian boxer who knocked down Sugar Ray Robinson in the second round of a fight 55 years ago, died Wednesday of pneumonia at King City Lodge nursing home. He was 75.
Dubs, who was knocked out by Robinson in the sixth round of the 1942 bout in Detroit, had 73 victories in 89 fights, 45 by knockout. He fought mostly as a welterweight and occasionally as a middleweight.
Selected to the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame in 1974, Dubs worked for the CBC for more than 20 years as a television set production worker and actor.