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Earl Turner was Oakland's most popular boxer during the 1940s and among the most popular ever in the city's history--along with Johnny Gonsalves and Oakland Jimmy Duffy. Turner had good power and heart, but was hampered by a questionable chin and susceptibility to cuts. He was capable of losing to fighters who were considered to be below him in level, but often fought valiantly when overmatched, as was the case when he fought Sugar Ray Robinson in 1949. He was known, at least in his prime, for his ability to reverse a loss in a rematch.

TRAINER HOYT PORTER, EARL TURNER AND MANAGER BEN MARCUS

Though Turner's career ended in 1954 after a succession of losses, he attempted to get re-licensed with the California State Athletic Commission in 1957 and 1961. He was denied on both occasions, due to age and his eroded skills.

Reference

Earl Turner. (2014). Retrieved on April 27, 2014, from http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Earl_Turner.

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  • Posted by Kanika on June 05, 2015

    Are there any Dvds of Earl Turner “Earl of Richmond” boxing?

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