PDA

View Full Version : Ray Basting, Middleweight contender from the 1960's



The ORIGINAL Irish JQ
09-30-2005, 01:08 PM
Basting lost by first round KO to an ancient Sugar Ray Robinson in 1965.

Does anybody know Basting's record prior to the Robinson loss?

Thanks.

kikibalt
09-30-2005, 03:27 PM
Boxrec. only shows the Robinson fight
but i don't think he was a contender
not that i remember

Frank B.

Gallicrow
09-30-2005, 08:30 PM
He's called Earl Basting in some reports of the fight, but there's no sign of any other fights with either name. I tried searching for a lot of variations of the surname "Basting" without success.

The ORIGINAL Irish JQ
10-01-2005, 02:10 PM
Well, I realize he wasn't a "contender", but I recently received the Robinson-Basting fight and Boxrec has him listed as 0-0-0.

I find it hard to believe that a guy was making his pro debut against Sugar Ray Robinson, even a 45 year old version.

That's why I was wondering about the record.

Gallicrow
10-03-2005, 08:32 PM
Looks like someone at Boxrec found some more fights for this guy, he's now listed as "Earl Bastings":
boxrec.com/boxer_display...._id=146351 (http://boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=146351)