Former middleweight champion of the world Carl “Bobo” Olson has died aged 73.
Olson died in a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday night (January 16, 2002) after a long battle with Alzeimer’s Disease.
The Hawaiian, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame two years ago, compiled a 99-16-2 (49) pro record.
The former Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year won the middleweight title with a 15-round decision against the awkward, but talented, Randy Turpin in October 1953 at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He held the crown for two years before losing it to the comebacking Sugar Ray Robinson, whom he fought four times but never defeated.
Among the names Olson defeated were former welter champ Kid Gavilan and light-heavyweight king Joey Maxim.