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Sugar Ray Robinson
Global ID9625
sexmale
birthdate 1921-05-03
death date 1989-04-12 (67)
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 11″   /   180cm
reach72½″   /   184cm
country USA
residenceHarlem, New York, USA
birth placeAiley, Georgia, USA
birth nameWalker Smith Jr.
won 173 (KO 108) + lost 19 (KO 1) + drawn 6 = 200
rounds boxed 1400 KO% 54
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1951-04-05Holly Mims20-8-4
Miami Stadium, Miami, Florida, USAWUD1010
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.
1951-02-14Jake LaMotta78-14-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO1315
time: 2:04 | referee: Frank Sikora | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams | judge: Ed Klein | judge: Frank Sikora
World Middleweight Title
1950-12-25Hans Stretz30-2-5
Haus der Technik, Frankfurt, Hessen, GermanyWTKO510
1950-12-22Robert Villemain44-4-1
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO910
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.
1950-12-16Jean Walzack43-17-2
Palais des Expositions, Geneva, SwitzerlandWUD1010
1950-12-09Luc van Dam87-13-3
Palais des Sports, Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, BelgiumWKO410
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)
1950-11-27Jean Stock37-11-3
Palais des Sports, Paris, Paris, FranceWTKO210
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.
1950-11-08Bobby Dykes71-8-6
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWMD1010
referee: Bill Doty 58-42 | judge: R.A. Gowdy 50-50 | judge: Franklin Spike McAdams 58-42
1950-10-26Bobo Olson41-3-0
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO1215
time: 1:19 | referee: Charley Daggert
Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
Attendance: 28,812

1950-10-16Joe Rindone28-5-1
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO610
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.
1950-09-04Billy Brown59-31-8
Coney Island Velodrome, Brooklyn, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Ray Miller 9-1 | 10-10 | 10-0
1950-08-25Jose Basora77-14-7
Scranton Stadium, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USAWKO115
time: 0:55 | referee: Johnny Kelly
Pennsylvania State World Middleweight Title
Basora was down four times before being counted out.

1950-08-09Charley Fusari63-7-1
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1515
referee: Paul Cavalier 13-1
World Welterweight Title
1950-06-05Robert Villemain42-3-1
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
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.

1950-04-28Ray Barnes29-2-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
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.
1950-04-21Cliff Beckett17-14-3
Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio, USAWTKO310
time: 1:45 | referee: Mutt Schwartz
1950-03-22George Costner69-10-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
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.
1950-02-27Jean Walzack43-14-2
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWUD1010
referee: Dick Young
1950-02-22Aaron Wade60-14-6
Municipal Auditorium, Savannah, Georgia, USAWKO310
1950-02-13Al Mobley50-25-5
Coliseum Arena, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO610
referee: Petey Sarron
1950-01-30George LaRover65-26-6
Arena, New Haven, Connecticut, USAWTKO410
referee: George Fitch
1949-11-13Vern Lester25-26-14
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USAWKO510
time: 0:12 | referee: Battling Ferdie
1949-11-09Don Lee46-18-9
City Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USAWUD1010
referee: Jack Bloom
1949-09-12Charley Dodson38-29-4
City Auditorium, Houston, Texas, USAWKO310
time: 0:20 | referee: Ralph Smith
1949-09-09Benny Evans34-36-5
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWTKO510
time: 2:56 | referee: Alex Fidler
1949-08-24Steve Belloise90-10-3
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWRTD710
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.
1949-07-11Kid Gavilan53-6-2
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1515
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.)

1949-06-20Cecil Hudson59-30-4
Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USAWKO510
1949-06-07Freddie Flores21-38-10
Page Arena, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USAWTKO310
time: 2:41 | referee: Ed McDonald
1949-04-20Earl Turner46-17-8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USAWTKO810
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.
1949-04-11Don Lee44-16-9
City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USAWUD1010
referee: Alex Fidler
1949-03-25Bobby Lee22-10-5
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Sikora
1949-02-15Henry Brimm23-9-2
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USADPTS1010
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.
1949-02-10Young Gene Buffalo111-32-10
West Side Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
1948-11-15Bobby Lee22-8-4
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
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.
1948-09-23Kid Gavilan46-5-2
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 7-3 | judge: Frank Forbes 7-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 6-4
1948-06-28Bernard Docusen49-2-4
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWUD1515
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.
1948-03-16Henry Brimm20-7-1
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Seres 7-2 | judge: Eddie Schellerman 7-2 | judge: Willie DeJames 5-4
1948-03-04Ossie Harris41-45-6
Arena, Toledo, Ohio, USAWUD1010
1947-12-19Chuck Taylor23-8-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO615
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.

1947-12-10Billy Nixon32-7-0
Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
time: 2:10 | referee: Paul Cavalier
1947-10-28California Jackie Wilson57-13-4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USAWTKO710
time: 1:35 | referee: Abe Roth
Wilson was knocked down once in the seventh. Roth stopped the bout.
1947-08-29Flashy Sebastian41-17-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO110
time: 1:02 | referee: Ruby Goldstein
1947-08-21Sammy Secreet30-21-2
Rubber Bowl, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO110
"The first of a series of "benefit" bouts for the family of Los Angeles Jimmy Doyle." (Associated Press)
1947-06-24Jimmy Doyle42-6-3
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO815
referee: Jackie Davis
World Welterweight Title
1947-05-16Georgie Abrams48-6-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
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.
1947-04-08Eddie Finazzo39-31-5
Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USAWTKO410
time: 2:30
1947-04-03Freddie Wilson13-27-0
Armory, Akron, Ohio, USAWKO310
1947-03-27Bernie Miller46-16-3
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO310
time: 1:32 | referee: Eddie Coachman
1946-12-20Tommy Bell39-10-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1515
referee: Eddie Joseph 10-5 | judge: Arthur Schwartz 10-5 | judge: Jack O'Sullivan 8-6
vacant NYSAC World welterweight title
National Boxing Association World welterweight title
World 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.
Attendance: 15,670

1946-11-06Artie Levine45-9-5
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWKO1010
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)
1946-11-01Cecil Hudson51-19-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO610
time: 2:58 | referee: Johnny Weber
1946-10-07Ossie Harris38-35-6
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWPTS1010
1946-09-25Sidney Miller11-24-5
Twin City Bowl, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWKO310
time: 1:52
1946-08-15Vinnie Vines56-18-7
Hawkins Stadium, Albany, New York, USAWKO610
time: 2:46
1946-07-12Joe Curcio61-11-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
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.
1946-06-25Norman Rubio38-10-5
Roosevelt Stadium, Union City, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1946-06-12Freddie Wilson13-23-0
Auditorium, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAWKO210
time: 2:00
1946-03-21Freddie Flores18-27-9
Golden Gate Arena, New York, New York, USAWKO510
time: 2:52
1946-03-14Izzy Jannazzo63-42-15
5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, USAWUD1010
referee: Ed Brockman
Attendance 4,101. All three officials gave Robinson every round.
1946-03-04Sammy Angott78-22-7
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Red Robinson
1946-02-27Cliff Beckett16-3-1
Arena, Saint Louis, Mississippi, USAWKO410
1946-02-15O'Neill Bell13-2-3
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO210
time: 1:10 | referee: Johnny Weber
1946-02-05Tony Riccio35-16-6
Armory, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWTKO410
time: 2:16 | referee: Joe Mangold
1946-01-14Dave Clark10-5-2
Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
time: 2:22 | referee: Ernie Sesto
1945-12-04Vic Dellicurti40-28-9
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
1945-09-26Jake LaMotta52-9-2
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWSD1212
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."
1945-09-18Jimmy Mandell7-11-0
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USAWTKO510
time: 1:31 | referee: Lou Scozza
1945-06-15Jimmy McDaniels40-19-9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
time: 1:23 | referee: Benny Leonard
1945-05-14Jose Basora54-9-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADPTS1010
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."
1945-02-23Jake LaMotta45-8-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Eddie Joseph 6-4 | judge: Bill Healy 6-3 | judge: Jack Gordon 7-1
1945-02-14George Costner35-5-3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
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.

1945-01-16Tommy Bell29-4-1
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWUD1010
referee: Jackie Davis
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
1945-01-10Billy Furrone29-18-4
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO210
time: 2:28 | referee: Charley Reynolds
Robinson floored Furrone four times in the second round.
1944-12-22George Martin42-16-8
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO710
time: 3:00 | referee: Johnny Martin
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