Sugar Ray Robinson

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson

Profession: Middle/welterweight championship boxer

United States of America

Biography: One of the greatest boxers of all time, who held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951.

Also prompted sportswriters to create boxing's "pound for pound" rankings.

Born: May 3, 1921
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 12, 1989 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease

Married Life

Historical Events

  • 1943-02-05 Jake LaMotta defeats future multi-weight world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous points decision in Detroit in the 2nd of their 6 meetings; his only win of their rivalry; Robinson’s first loss in his first 40 pro bouts
  • 1950-08-25 Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
  • 1951-02-14 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
  • 1957-01-02 In the first of 4 meetings between the fighters, Gene Fullmer wins the world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous decision over Sugar Ray Robinson at New York’s Madison Square Garden
  • 1958-03-25 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

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