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"Sugar" Ray Robinson
(Walker Smith Jr.)

BORN   May 3 1921; Ailey, Georgia
DIED April 12 1989; Harlem, New York
HEIGHT 6-0
WEIGHT 134 1/4-165 1/2 lbs
MANAGERS Curt Horrmann,George Gainford
TRAINERS Soldier Jones, Harry Wiley

"Sugar" Ray may have been the greatest all-around boxer to ever step into the ring; Many knowledgeable boxing people think so; He ranks among the top welterweights and middleweights of all-time; He was lightning quick - on his feet and with his hands; He hit hard, he had "savvy", he could move and he could take it; In a "nutshell" - he had everything !!!

Ray fought 85 amateur bouts and 40 professional bouts before he lost for the first time; He did not lose again until his 132nd professional fight; In all, he reportedly had over 200 pro bouts and lost just 19 - many towards the end of his career - when he was only "very good"

Herb Goldman ranked Robinson as the #1 All-Time Welterweight; Charley Rose ranked him as the #2 All-Time Welterweight; Nat Fleischer rnkaed him as the #5 All-Time Middleweight; Ray was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1967, the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2006


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*** AMATEUR BOUTS *** (Record: 85-0, 69 knockouts, 40 in first round)

1939
          -Robinson was the 126 Pound New York Golden Gloves Champion
          -Robinson was the 126 Pound Inter-City Golden Gloves Champion

1940
          -Robinson was the 135 Pound New York Golden Gloves Champion
          -Robinson was the 135 Pound Inter-City Golden Gloves Champion


*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS *** (Record: 173-19-6, 109 knockouts, 2 No Contests)

1940
Oct  4 Joe Echeverria             New York, NY                     KO  2
Oct  8 Silent Stafford            Savannah, Ga                     KO  2
Oct 22 Mistos Grispos             New York, NY                      W  6
Nov 11 Bobby Wood                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Dec  9 Norment Quarles            Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  4
Dec 12 Oliver White               New York, NY                     KO  3

1941
Jan  4 Harry LaBarba              Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1
Jan 13 Frankie Wallace            Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Jan 31 George Zengaras            New York, NY                      W  6
Feb  8 Benny Cartegena            Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1
Feb 21 Bobby McIntire             New York, NY                      W  6
Feb 27 Gene Spencer               Detroit, Mi                      KO  5
Mar  3 Jimmy Tygh                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  8
Apr 14 Jimmy Tygh                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Apr 24 Charley Burns              Atlantic City, NJ                KO  1
Apr 30 Joe Ghnouly                Washington, DC                   KO  3
May 10 Vic Troise                 Brooklyn, NY                     KO  1
May 19 Nick Castiglione           Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Jun 16 Mike Evans                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Jul  2 Pete Lello                 New York, NY                     KO  4
Jul 21 Sammy Angott               Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Aug 27 Carl "Red" Guggino         Long Island City, NY             KO  3
Aug 29 Maurice Arnault            Atlantic City, NJ                KO  1
Sep 19 Maxie Shapiro              New York, NY                     KO  3
Sep 25 Marty Servo                Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Oct 31 Fritzie Zivic              New York, NY                      W 10

1942
Jan 16 Fritzie Zivic              New York, NY                     TK 10
Feb 20 Maxie Berger               New York, NY                     KO  2
Mar 20 Norman Rubio               New York, NY                     KO  8
Apr 17 Harvey Dubs                Detroit, Mi                      KO  6
Apr 30 Dick Banner                Minneapolis, Mn                  KO  2
May 28 Marty Servo                New York, NY                      W 10
Jul 31 Sammy Angott               New York, NY                      W 10
Aug 21 Ruben Shank                New York, NY                     KO  2
Aug 27 Tony Motisi                Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Oct  2 Jake LaMotta               New York, NY                      W 10
Oct 19 Isidoro "Izzy" Jannazzo    Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Nov  6 Vic Dellicurti             New York, NY                      W 10
Dec  1 Isidoro "Izzy" Jannazzo    Cleveland, Oh                    KO  8
Dec 14 Al Nettlow                 Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  3

         -Robinson was the 1942 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year

1943
Feb  5 Jake LaMotta               Detroit, Mi                       L 10
Feb 19 "California" Jackie Wilson New York, NY                      W 10
Feb 26 Jake LaMotta               Detroit, Mi                       W 10
Apr 30 Freddie Cabral             Boston, Ma                       KO  1
Jul  1 Ralph Zannelli             Boston, Ma                        W 10
Aug 27 Henry Armstrong            New York, NY                      W 10

1944
Oct 13 Isidoro "Izzy" Jannazzo    Boston, Ma                       KO  2
Oct 27 "Sergeant" Lou Woods       Chicago, Il                      KO  9
Nov 17 Vic Dellicurti             Detroit, Mi                       W 10
Dec 12 Richard "Sheik" Rangel     Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  2
Dec 22 George Martin              Boston, Ma                       KO  7

1945
Jan 10 Billy Furrone              Washington, DC                   KO  2
Jan 16 Tommy Bell                 Cleveland, Oh                     W 10
Feb 14 George "Sugar" Costner     Chicago, Il                      KO  1
Feb 26 Jake LaMotta               New York, NY                      W 10
May 14 Jose Basora                Philadelphia, Pa                  D 10
Jun 15 Jimmy McDaniels            New York, NY                     KO  2
Sep 18 Jimmy Mandell              Buffalo, NY                      KO  5
Sep 26 Jake LaMotta               Chicago, Il                       W 12
Dec  4 Vic Dellicurti             Boston, Ma                        W 10

1946
Jan 14 Dave Clark                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  2
Feb  5 Tony Riccio                Elizabeth, NJ                    KO  4
Feb 15 O'Neill Bell               Detroit, Mi                      KO  2
Feb 26 Cliff Beckett              St. Louis, Mo                    KO  4
Mar  4 Sammy Angott               Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Mar 14 Isidoro "Izzy" Jannazzo    Baltimore, Md                     W 10
Mar 21 Freddy Flores              New York, NY                     KO  5
Jun 12 Freddie Wilson             Worcester, Ma                    KO  2
Jun 25 Norman Rubio               Union City, NJ                    W 10
Jul 12 Joe Curcio                 New York, NY                     KO  2
Aug 15 Vinnie Vines               Albany, NY                       KO  6
Sep 25 Sidney Miller              Elizabeth, NJ                    KO  3
Oct  7 Ossie Harris               Pittsburgh, Pa                    W 10
Nov  1 Cecil Hudson               Detroit, Mi                      KO  6
Nov  6 Artie Levine               Cleveland, Oh                    KO 10
Dec 20 Tommy Bell                 New York, NY                      W 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World

1947
Mar 27 Bernie Miller              Miami, Fl                        KO  3
Apr  3 Fred Wilson                Akron, Oh                        KO  3
Apr  8 Eddie Finazzo              Kansas City, Mo                  KO  4
May 16 Georgie Abrams             New York, NY                      W 10
Jun 24 Jimmy Doyle                Cleveland, Oh                    TK  9
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Aug 21 Sammy Secreet              Akron, Oh                        KO  1
Aug 29 Flashy Sebastian           New York, NY                     KO  1
Oct 28 "California" Jackie Wilson Los Angeles, Ca                  TK  7
Dec 10 Billy Nixon                Elizabeth, NJ                    KO  6
Dec 19 Chuck Taylor               Detroit, Mi                      KO  6
          -Welterweight Championship of the World

1948
Mar  4 Ossie Harris               Toledo, Oh                        W 10
Mar 16 Henry Brimm                Buffalo, NY                       W 10
Jun 28 Bernard Docusen            Chicago, Il                       W 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Sep 23 Kid Gavilan                New York, NY                      W 10
Nov 15 Bobby Lee                  Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10

1949
Feb 10 Gene Buffalo               Wilkes-Barre, Pa                 KO  1
Feb 15 Henry Brimm                Buffalo, NY                       D 10
Mar 25 Bobby Lee                  Chicago, Il                       W 10
Apr 11 Don Lee                    Omaha, Ne                         W 10
Apr 20 Earl Turner                Oakland, Ca                      KO  8
May 16 Al Tribuani                Wilmington, De                   EX  4
Jun  7 Freddie Flores             New Bedford, Ct                  KO  3
Jun 20 Cecil Hudson               Providence, RI                   KO  5
Jul 11 Kid Gavilan                Philadelphia, Pa                  W 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Aug 24 Steve Belloise             New York, NY                     KO  7
Sep  2 Al Mobley                  Chicago, Il                      EX  4
Sep  9 Benny Evans                Omaha, Ne                        KO  5
Sep 12 Charley Dotson             Houston, Tx                      KO  3
Nov  9 Don Lee                    Denver, Co                        W 10
Nov 13 Vern Lester                New Orleans, La                  KO  5
Nov 15 Gene Burton                Shreveport, La                   EX  6
Nov 16 Gene Burton                Dallas, Tx                       EX  6

1950
Jan 30 George LaRover             New Haven, Ct                    KO  4
Feb 13 Al Mobley                  Miami, Fl                        KO  6
Feb 22 Aaron Wade                 Savannah, Ga                     KO  3
Feb 27 Jean Walzack               St. Louis, Mo                     W 10
Mar 22 George "Sugar" Costner     Philadelphia, Pa                 KO  1
Apr 21 Cliff Beckett              Columbus, Oh                     KO  3
Apr 28 Ray Barnes                 Detroit, Mi                       W 10
Jun  5 Robert Villemain           Philadelphia, Pa                  W 15
          -Middleweight Championship of Pennsylvania
Aug  9 Charlie Fusari             Jersey City, NJ                   W 15
          -Welterweight Championship of the World
Aug 25 Jose Basora                Scranton, Pa                     KO  1
          -Middleweight Championship of Pennsylvania
Sep  4 Billy Brown                New York, NY                      W 10
Oct 16 Joe Rindone                Boston, Ma                       KO  6
Oct 26 Carl "Bobo" Olson          Philadelphia, Pa                 KO 12
          -Middleweight Championship of Pennsylvania
Nov  8 Bobby Dykes                Chicago, Il                       W 10
Nov 27 Jean Stock                 Paris, Fr                        KO  2
Dec  9 Luc Van Dam                Brussels, Belgium                KO  4
Dec 16 Jean Walzack               Geneva, Swit                      W 10
Dec 22 Robert Villemain           Paris, Fr                        KO  9
Dec 25 Hans Stretz                Frankfurt, Ger                   KO  5

1951
Feb 14 Jake LaMotta               Chicago, Il                      KO 13
          -Middleweight Championship of the World;
           Robinson relinquished the Welterweight Championship
           of the World
Apr  5 Holly Mims                 Miami, Fl                         W 10
Apr  9 Don Ellis                  Oklahoma City, Ok                KO  1
May 21 Kid Marcel                 Paris, Fr                        KO  5
May 26 Jean Wanes                 Zurich, Swit                      W 10
Jun 10 Jan deBruin                Antwerp, Belgium                 KO  8
Jun 16 Jean Walzack               Liege, Lux                       KO  6
Jun 24 Gerhard Hecht              Berlin, Ger                      NC  2
          -Robinson was disqualified by the referee for a kidney
           punch; The commission later reportedly changed the
           verdict to "No Contest"
Jul  1 Cyrille Delannoit          Turin, It                        KO  3
Jul 10 Randy Turpin               London, Eng                       L 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 12 Randy Turpin               New York, NY                     KO 10
          -Middleweight Championship of the World

         -Robinson was the 1951 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year

1952
Mar 13 Carl "Bobo" Olson          San Francisco, Ca                 W 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Apr 16 Rocky Graziano             Chicago, Il                      KO  3
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Jun 25 Joey Maxim                 New York, NY                     LT 14
          -Light Heavyweight Championship of the World
Dec 18 -Robinson retired from the ring (only to return later)

1954
Oct 20 -Robinson announced his return to the ring
Nov 29 Gene Burton                Hamilton, Ont, Can               EX  6

1955
Jan  5 Joe Rindone                Detroit, Mi                      KO  6
Jan 19 Ralph "Tiger" Jones        Chicago, Il                       L 10
Mar 29 Johnny Lombardo            Cincinnati, Oh                    W 10
Apr 14 Ted Olla                   Milwaukee, Wi                    KO  3
May  4 Garth Panter               Detroit, Mi                       W 10
Jul 22 Attilio "Rocky"  Castellani San Francisco, Ca                W 10
Dec  9 Carl "Bobo" Olson          Chicago, Il                      KO  2
          -Middleweight Championship of the World

1956
May 18 Carl "Bobo" Olson          Los Angeles, Ca                  KO  4
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Nov 10 Bob Provizzi               New Haven, Ct                     W 10

1957
Jan  2 Gene Fullmer               New York, NY                      L 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
May  1 Gene Fullmer               Chicago, Il                      KO  5
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 10 Otis Woodard               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
Sep 10 Cosby Linson               Philadelphia, Pa                 EX  2
          -The previous 2 bouts were held the same date
Sep 23 Carmen Basilio             New York, NY                      L 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World

1958
Mar 25 Carmen Basilio             Chicago, Il                       W 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World

1959
Dec 14 Bob Young                  Boston, Il                       KO  2

1960
Jan 22 Paul Pender                Boston, Il                        L 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Apr  2 Tony Baldoni               Baltimore, Md                    KO  1
Jun 10 Paul Pender                Boston, Ma                        L 15
          -Middleweight Championship of the World
Dec  3 Gene Fullmer               Los Angeles, Ca                   D 15
          -NBA Middleweight Championship of the World

1961
Mar  4 Gene Fullmer               Las Vegas, Nv                     L 15
          -NBA Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 25 Wilf Greaves               Detroit, Mi                       W 10
Oct 21 Denny Moyer                New York, NY                      W 10
Nov 20 Al Hauser                  Providence, RI                   KO  6
Dec  8 Wilf Greaves               Pittsburgh, Pa                   KO  8

1962
Feb 17 Denny Moyer                New York, NY                      L 10
Apr 27 Bobby Lee                  Port of Spain, Trinidad          KO  2
Jul  9 Phil Moyer                 Los Angeles, Ca                   L 10
Sep 25 Terry Downes               London, Eng                       L 10
Oct 17 Diego Infantes             Vienna, Aus                      KO  2
Nov 10 Georges Estahoff           Lyons, Fr                        KO  6

1963
Jan 30 Ralph Dupas                Miami Beach, Fl                   W 10
Feb 25 Bernie Reynolds            Santo Domingo, D.R.              KO  4
Mar 11 Billy Thornton             Lewiston, Me                     KO  3
May  5 Maurice Rolbnet            Sherbrooke, Que, Can             KO  3
Jun 24 Joey Giardello             Philadelphia, Pa                  L 10
Oct 14 Armand Vanucci             Paris, Fr                         W 10
Nov  9 Fabio Bettini              Lyons, Fr                         D 10
Nov 16 Emile Sarens               Brussels, Belgium                KO  8
Nov 29 Andre Davier               Grenoble, Fr                      W 10
Dec  9 Armand Vanucci             Paris, Fr                         W 10

1964
May 19 Gaylord Barnes             Portland, Me                      W 10
Jul  8 Clarence Riley             Pittsfield, Ma                   KO  6
Jul 27 Art Hernandez              Omaha, Ne                         D 10
Sep  3 Mick Leahy                 Paisley, Scot                     L 10
Sep 28 Yolande Leveque            Paris, Fr                         W 10
Oct 12 Johnny Angel               London, Eng                      KO  6
Oct 24 Jackie Caillau             Nice, Fr                          W 10
Nov  7 Baptiste Rolland           Calen, Fr                         W 10
Nov 14 Jean Beltritti             Marseille, Fr                     W 10
Nov 27 Fabio Beltini              Rome, It                          D 10

1965
Mar  6 Jimmy Beecham              Kingston, Jam                    KO  2
Apr  4 Ray Basting                Savannah, Ga                     KO  1
Apr 28 Rocky Randall              Norfolk, Va                      KO  3
May 24 Memo Ayon                  Tijuana, Mex                      L 10
Jun  1 Stan Harrington            Honolulu, Oahu, Ha                L 10
Jun 24 "Young" Joe Walcott        Richmond, Va                      W 10
Jul 12 Fred Hernandez             Las Vegas, Nv                     L 10
Jul 27 "Young" Joe Walcott        Richmond, Va                      W 10
Aug 10 Stan Harrington            Honolulu, Oahu, Ha                L 10
Sep 15 Bill Henderson             Norfolk, Va                      NC  2
Sep 23 "Young" Joe Walcott        Philadelphia, Pa                  W 10
Oct  1 Peter Schmidt              Johnstown, Pa                     W 10
Oct 20 Rudolph Bent               Steubenville, Oh                 KO  3
Nov 10 Joey Archer                Pittsburgh, Pa                    L 10
Dec 10 -Robinson retired from the ring

*** NCR ALL-TIME MIDDLEWEIGHT COMPUTER TOURNAMENT ***
1969
       "Nonpareil" Jack Dempsey                                    TK 11
       Bob Fitzsimmons                                             TK  3
       Mickey Walker                                                W 15
       Stanley Ketchel                                              W 15

			
Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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