Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the greatest boxing legends of the 20th century. A prodigious child, he took to sports at an early age, dropping out of school to pursue a career in the same when he was in ninth standard. And rest as they say is history. Match after match, he gave power packed performance within the ring and rose from his amateur status with two titles under his kitty. He stared his professional career in 1940, defeating each of his opponents in a crushing manner. From 1943 to 1951 he went on a 91-fight unbeaten streak, which is till date the third longest in professional boxing history. By 1951, he posed a professional record of 128–1–2 with 84 knockouts. He successfully held the Welterweight Championship title from 1946 to 1951 and thrice held the Middleweight Championship title in 1951, 1955 and 1958. No boxer in his league had an answer to his powerful and lightning fast paced punches. In his overall career, he was twice named ‘fighter of the year’. Interestingly, Robinson did not pursue a career in boxing alone and tried his hand in the entertainment industry as well, but without much success.
May 3, 1921
Also Known As
Walker Smith Jr.
Former Welterweight and Middleweight Boxing Champion
Died At Age
Place Of Death
Diseases & Disabilities
De Witt Clinton High school
1957 - 1958 - Fight of the Year Awards
Walker Smith Sr.
Edna Mae Holly (m. 1943–1960), Marjorie Joseph (m. 1938–1938), Millie Wiggins Bruce (m. 1965–1989)