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Jim Murray, May 12, 1961

May 12, 2011 |  4:31 am

  May 12, 1961, Alex Perez  

  May 12, 1961, Jim Murray  

May 12, 1961: Paul Pender is not really a prizefighter at all. He has retired from the game more times than Jackie Jensen. He is a fireman by trade and he still reaches out instinctively to slide down a pole when the alarm goes off early in the morning. He was just whiling away his days off dabbling in the prize ring when he suddenly found himself fighting for the championship of the world last year. Since his opponent was Sugar Ray Robinson, he didn't take his chances too seriously.

  May 12, 1961, Jim Murray