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|Sugar Ray Robinson|
|death date||1989-04-12 (67)|
|height||5′ 11″ / 180cm|
|reach||72½″ / 184cm|
|residence||Harlem, New York, USA|
|birth place||Ailey, Georgia, USA|
|birth name||Walker Smith Jr.|
rounds boxed 1400 KO% 54
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|1951-04-05||Holly Mims||20-8-4||Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Coachman 100-87 | 100-88 | 100-89 |
Mims was down in round two, the first knockdown he had experienced as a pro, however he cut Robinson's eye and gave him a tough fight.
|1951-02-14||Jake LaMotta||78-14-3||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||TKO||13||15|
| time: 2:04 | referee: Frank Sikora | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams | judge: Ed Klein | judge: Frank Sikora |
World Middleweight Title
|1950-12-25||Hans Stretz||30-2-5||Haus der Technik, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany||W||TKO||5||10|
|1950-12-22||Robert Villemain||44-4-1||Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France||W||TKO||9||10|
| referee: Robert Vaisberg |
A barrage of lefts and rights in round nine floored Villemain and when he got to his feet the roferee stopped the fight.
|1950-12-16||Jean Walzack||43-17-2||Palais des Expositions, Geneva, Switzerland||W||UD||10||10|
|1950-12-09||Luc van Dam||87-13-3||Palais des Sports, Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium||W||KO||4||10|
| referee: Gustave DeBaecker |
"Robinson left the ring with virtually all 15,000 spectators on their feet booing his victory. The Dutch middlewight (sic) champion who outweighed Robinson by a single pound, was holding his own until late in the 3rd round when the American uncorked what appeared to be a low blow. Van Dam, who scaled 157½, went down but was saved by the bell. Until the questionable blow in the 3rd the Dutchman was a distinct surprise. In the 1st he scored frequently with lefts to Robinson's nose. He continued his success in the 2nd and Robinson was warned by referee Gustave De Baecker of Belgium for his ring tactics. It was not until the 3rd that Van unlimbered his right. He was doing well with it until Robinson dropped him with a blow to the stomach." (Associated Press)
|1950-11-27||Jean Stock||37-11-3||Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, France||W||TKO||2||10|
|Stock knocked down three times in second round and his corner throws in the towel when the French middleweight gets up from the third knockdown. Source: British Pathé newsreel.|
|1950-11-08||Bobby Dykes||71-8-6||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||MD||10||10|
| referee: Bill Doty 58-42 | judge: R.A. Gowdy 50-50 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 58-42 |
|1950-10-26||Bobo Olson||41-3-0||Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||KO||12||15|
| time: 1:19 | referee: Charley Daggert |
Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
|1950-10-16||Joe Rindone||28-5-1||Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| time: 0:55 | referee: Johnny Martin |
Rindone gave a very good account of himself, but was floored three times and the fight was stopped in the sixth round.
|1950-09-04||Billy Brown||59-31-8||Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Ray Miller 9-1 | 10-10 | 10-0 |
|1950-08-25||Jose Basora||77-14-7||Scranton Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA||W||KO||1||15|
| time: 0:55 | referee: Johnny Kelly |
Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
Basora was down four times before being counted out.
|1950-08-09||Charley Fusari||63-7-1||Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA||W||PTS||15||15|
| referee: Paul Cavalier 13-1 |
World Welterweight Title
|1950-06-05||Robert Villemain||42-3-1||Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||UD||15||15|
| referee: Charley Daggert 10-5 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 12-3 | judge: Harry Lasky 12-3 |
Vacant Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
Villemain was down for a two-count in round 12.
|1950-04-28||Ray Barnes||29-2-1||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Johnny Weber |
Barnes took a 5-count in round six but gave a creditable account of himself. The official scoring was 56-44, 57-43, and 59-41, all in favor of Robinson.
|1950-04-21||Cliff Beckett||17-14-3||Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USA||W||TKO||3||10|
| time: 1:45 | referee: Mutt Schwartz |
|1950-03-22||George Costner||69-10-4||Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 2:49 |
Costner moved in aggressively and hurt Robinson with a right to the body. Robinson began to score with crisp lefts and rights. Then he landed a terrific one-two that sent Costner down for the full count.
|1950-02-27||Jean Walzack||43-14-2||Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Dick Young |
|1950-02-22||Aaron Wade||60-14-6||Municipal Auditorium, Savannah, Georgia, USA||W||KO||3||10|
|1950-02-13||Al Mobley||50-25-5||Coliseum Arena, Miami, Florida, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| referee: Petey Sarron |
|1950-01-30||George LaRover||65-26-6||Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USA||W||TKO||4||10|
| referee: George Fitch |
|1949-11-13||Vern Lester||25-26-14||Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA||W||KO||5||10|
| time: 0:12 | referee: Battling Ferdie |
|1949-11-09||Don Lee||46-18-9||City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Jack Bloom |
|1949-09-12||Charley Dodson||38-29-4||City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USA||W||KO||3||10|
| time: 0:20 | referee: Ralph Smith |
|1949-09-09||Benny Evans||34-36-5||City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA||W||TKO||5||10|
| time: 2:56 | referee: Alex Fidler |
|1949-08-24||Steve Belloise||90-10-3||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA||W||RTD||7||10|
| referee: Eddie Joseph |
Billed as an eliminator for World Middleweight Title. Belloise, floored at the end of the seventh round, did not come out for round 8.
|1949-07-11||Kid Gavilan||53-6-2||Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||UD||15||15|
| referee: Charley Daggert 9-6 | judge: Frank Knaresborough 12-3 | judge: Harry Lasky 9-6 |
World Welterweight Title
Scoring in rounds: 9-6 (both Referee Daggert and Judge Lasky), and 12-3 (Judge Knaresborough)
Attendance: 27,805; Gate: $177,128.
"The contest was a most interesting and satisfying one. Gavilan's performance was such as to make Ray admit that he feared to take chances. In the fourth round Sugar Ray suffered a cut over the right eye that bled throughout the bout..For the first six rounds it was anybody's fight..But after the sixth, there was not doubt about Ray (having the better of it)." (The Ring, September 1949, pp. 10-11.)
|1949-06-20||Cecil Hudson||59-30-4||Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA||W||KO||5||10|
|1949-06-07||Freddie Flores||21-38-10||Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA||W||TKO||3||10|
| time: 2:41 | referee: Ed McDonald |
|1949-04-20||Earl Turner||46-17-8||Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA||W||TKO||8||10|
| time: 1:51 | referee: Billy Burke |
The referee stopped the bout, after Robinson dropped Turner with a flurry in the 8th. Turner was also dropped briefly in the 5th round.
|1949-04-11||Don Lee||44-16-9||City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Alex Fidler |
|1949-03-25||Bobby Lee||22-10-5||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Frank Sikora |
|1949-02-15||Henry Brimm||23-9-2||Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA||D||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Fred Stanton 5-5 | judge: Willie DeJames 5-4 | judge: Fred Hegnauer 5-5 |
Robinson cut loose with both barrels in the later rounds but Brimm came back with a terrific finish. Judge Willie DeJames gave Robinson a 5-4-1 edge, Referee Fred Stanton and Judge Fred Hegnauer scored it even-Stephen in rounds but Stanton voted for Brimm on points 7-6 according to the Deseret News.
|1949-02-10||Young Gene Buffalo||111-32-10||West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA||W||KO||1||10|
|1948-11-15||Bobby Lee||22-8-4||Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Charley Daggert |
According to The Ring, February 1949, page 57, a strong finish allowed Robinson to squeeze out a close win. Sugar Ray scored a 9-count knockdown in the 9th round. The official round-by-round scoring was 7-3, 6-4, an d 6-2-2, all in favor of Robinson.
|1948-09-23||Kid Gavilan||46-5-2||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Joseph 7-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 7-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-4 |
|1948-06-28||Bernard Docusen||49-2-4||Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||UD||15||15|
| referee: Walter Brightmore 85-65 | judge: Jim McManus 83-67 | judge: Arthur Oberg 81-69 |
World Welterweight Title, Docusen was knocked down in the 11th round.
|1948-03-16||Henry Brimm||20-7-1||Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Seres 7-2 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 7-2 | judge: Willie DeJames 5-4 |
|1948-03-04||Ossie Harris||41-45-6||Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USA||W||UD||10||10|
|1947-12-19||Chuck Taylor||23-8-2||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||TKO||6||15|
| time: 2:07 | referee: Johnny Weber |
World Welterweight Title
Taylor reportedly entered the bout with a 23-fight professional record, however this figure was based on his incomplete record in the The Ring Record Book, and he actually had engaged in several more fights than 23. Taylor made an aggressive and plucky fight of it, but he was outclassed. He took a nine-count in round six but arose, only to be put down again and the referee then stopped the fight.
|1947-12-10||Billy Nixon||32-7-0||Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA||W||TKO||6||10|
| time: 2:10 | referee: Paul Cavalier |
|1947-10-28||California Jackie Wilson||57-13-4||Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
| time: 1:35 | referee: Abe Roth |
Wilson was knocked down once in the seventh. Roth stopped the bout.
|1947-08-29||Flashy Sebastian||41-17-5||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 1:02 | referee: Ruby Goldstein |
|1947-08-21||Sammy Secreet||30-21-2||Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio, USA||W||KO||1||10|
|"The first of a series of "benefit" bouts for the family of Los Angeles Jimmy Doyle." (Associated Press)|
|1947-06-24||Jimmy Doyle||42-6-3||Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA||W||TKO||8||15|
| referee: Jackie Davis |
World Welterweight Title
|1947-05-16||Georgie Abrams||48-6-3||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||SD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Joseph 6-4 | judge: Frank Forbes 6-4 | judge: Marty Monroe 4-6 |
"The verdict (for Robinson) was accompanied by a solid round of boos." World Boxing, Feb. 1995 p. 48.
|1947-04-08||Eddie Finazzo||39-31-5||Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USA||W||TKO||4||10|
| time: 2:30 |
|1947-04-03||Freddie Wilson||13-27-0||Armory, Akron, Ohio, USA||W||KO||3||10|
|1947-03-27||Bernie Miller||46-16-3||Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USA||W||TKO||3||10|
| time: 1:32 | referee: Eddie Coachman |
|1946-12-20||Tommy Bell||39-10-2||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||UD||15||15|
| referee: Eddie Joseph 10-5 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 10-5 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 8-6 |
vacant NYSAC World welterweight titleNational Boxing Association World welterweight titleWorld Welterweight Title
Having waited five years, Robinson finally got a shot at the title, which had been vacated by Marty Servo in September. The first five rounds were hard ones for Robinson, including a knockdown for a 7-count in round two from a left hook by Bell. According to Jimmy Cannon of the New York Post, Robinson then won the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th rounds. Bell took the tenth. Bell was dropped in the 11th for "eight," and battered in the 12th. Tommy came back to win the 13th & 14th rounds, although both rounds were slow. No mention was made of the 15th.
|1946-11-06||Artie Levine||45-9-5||Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA||W||KO||10||10|
| time: 2:41 | referee: Jackie Davis |
Attendance: 12,102. Robinson received a purse of $12,500. "Sugar..was almost kayoed in the fourth round. A left hook, followed by a right cross, both to the chin, put (him) down and almost out...Sugar rose unsteadily and called upon all his ring skill and stamina to last out the round...Sugar had several other close calls during the course of the evening. Artie's left hooks and resounding right crosses occasionally found their marks and with telling effect. Robinson's class and body punching were taking their toll from the heavier Levine as the bout progressed. Sugar started the tenth with knockout intent. With the round about two minutes gone, Sugar paralyzed Artie with a right to the solar plexus. Then Sugar became a 'killer,' throwing punches with reckless abandon to both head and body with the result that Artie was beaten to the floor." (The Ring, January 1947, page 34)
|1946-11-01||Cecil Hudson||51-19-4||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||KO||6||10|
| time: 2:58 | referee: Johnny Weber |
|1946-10-07||Ossie Harris||38-35-6||Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA||W||PTS||10||10|
|1946-09-25||Sidney Miller||11-24-5||Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA||W||KO||3||10|
| time: 1:52 |
|1946-08-15||Vinnie Vines||56-18-7||Hawkins Stadium, Albany, New York, USA||W||KO||6||10|
| time: 2:46 |
|1946-07-12||Joe Curcio||61-11-6||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 0:10 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh |
Robinson knocked out Curcio at the end of the first round. Joe could not recover and was counted out in his corner at the start of the second round. Curcio supporters were angered by this and stormed the ring.
|1946-06-25||Norman Rubio||38-10-5||Roosevelt Stadium, Union City, New Jersey, USA||W||PTS||10||10|
|1946-06-12||Freddie Wilson||13-23-0||Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 2:00 |
|1946-03-21||Freddie Flores||18-27-9||Golden Gate Arena, New York, New York, USA||W||KO||5||10|
| time: 2:52 |
|1946-03-14||Izzy Jannazzo||63-42-15||5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Ed Brockman |
Attendance 4,101. All three officials gave Robinson every round.
|1946-03-04||Sammy Angott||78-22-7||Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Red Robinson |
|1946-02-27||Cliff Beckett||16-3-1||Arena, Saint Louis, Mississippi, USA||W||KO||4||10|
|1946-02-15||O'Neill Bell||13-2-3||Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 1:10 | referee: Johnny Weber |
|1946-02-05||Tony Riccio||35-16-6||Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA||W||TKO||4||10|
| time: 2:16 | referee: Joe Mangold |
|1946-01-14||Dave Clark||10-5-2||Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA||W||TKO||2||10|
| time: 2:22 | referee: Ernie Sesto |
|1945-12-04||Vic Dellicurti||40-28-9||Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA||W||UD||10||10|
|1945-09-26||Jake LaMotta||52-9-2||Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||SD||12||12|
| referee: Johnny Behr 61-59 | judge: Arthur Oberg 57-63 | judge: Frank Clark 61-59 |
Attendance: 14,755; Gate: $74,434. Robinson's best round was the sixth. LaMotta rallied furiously in the 9th, 10th, and 11th rounds. "The fight followed the usual pattern (of the previous four fights between the two), Robinson flashing style in the early heats, then coasting when he could. Jake set out in pursuit at the opening bell and bored in with bulldog tenacity throughout." The decision was disputed. Afterward, Robinson said "This was the toughest fight I've ever had with LaMotta."
|1945-09-18||Jimmy Mandell||7-11-0||Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA||W||TKO||5||10|
| time: 1:31 | referee: Lou Scozza |
|1945-06-15||Jimmy McDaniels||40-19-9||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||KO||2||10|
| time: 1:23 | referee: Benny Leonard |
|1945-05-14||Jose Basora||54-9-4||Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||D||PTS||10||10|
| referee: Charley Daggert | judge: Harry Lasky | judge: Frank Knaresborough |
The official round-by-round scorecards were: Daggert, 4-4-2; Lasky 5-4-1 in favor of Basora; Knaresborough 6-4 in favor of Robinson. It was a hard-fought but not exciting battle, except for several sizzling exchanges. Basora counterpunched effecively. Robinson landed more punches but missed a lot. Neither fighter seemed able to hurt the other. Basora's manager, Chris Dundee, said "We ain't satisfied with a draw." Robinson said "I did my beat but wasn't at my best. Basora is a tough boy, maybe not so tough as Jake LaMotta, but tough enough."
|1945-02-23||Jake LaMotta||45-8-2||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Eddie Joseph 6-4 | judge: Bill Healy 6-3 | judge: Jack Gordon 7-1 |
|1945-02-14||George Costner||35-5-3||Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA||W||KO||1||10|
| time: 2:55 | referee: Norm McGarrity |
Attendance: 20,193; Gate: $94,120
(Reportedly the largest indoor professional boxing crowd at this venue since the Jack Dempsey-King Levinsky exhibition. Tacoma News Tribune) Costner shook up Robinson with a right to the chin, but Robinson retaliated and soon dropped Coatner into a sitting position with a left hook. Costner got onto one knee but couldn't get off the floor before being counted out.
|1945-01-16||Tommy Bell||29-4-1||Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA||W||UD||10||10|
| referee: Jackie Davis |
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
|1945-01-10||Billy Furrone||29-18-4||Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA||W||TKO||2||10|
| time: 2:28 | referee: Charley Reynolds |
Robinson floored Furrone four times in the second round.
|1944-12-22||George Martin||42-16-8||Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA||W||TKO||7||10|
| time: 3:00 | referee: Johnny Martin |
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