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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
1944-12-12Sheik Rangel51-15-19
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO210
time: 2:50 | referee: Charlie Daggert
1944-11-24Vic Dellicurti38-22-9
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
1944-10-27Lou Woods23-3-0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USAWTKO910
referee: Tommy Thomas
"Going into the ninth round, Robinson had garnered seven out of eight heats. He went all out in this round, slashing with lefts and rights to the body, with his sturdily-built opponent holding on for dear life. Referee Thomas realized Woods' predicament and called a halt to the uneven contest."
1944-10-13Izzy Jannazzo58-35-15
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWTKO210
time: 1:10 | referee: Tommy Rawson
1943-08-27Henry Armstrong134-17-7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
1943-07-01Ralph Zannelli56-14-4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWUD1010
referee: Tommy Rawson
Attendance 6,500. Zannelli made an excellent showing, despite running a temperature of 102F and suffering from a boil. Robinson won six rounds, Zennelli three, and one was even. Zannelli was the aggressor throughout.
1943-04-30Freddie Cabral37-8-3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USAWKO110
time: 2:20 | referee: Jack Watson
1943-02-26Jake LaMotta31-5-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWUD1010
referee: Sam Hennessey | judge: Frank Fisher | judge: Joe Lenahan
Referee Hennessey had Robinson winning 51-49 points (5-3-2 in rounds); Fisher gave it to Robinson 53-47 (6-2-2 in rounds); Lenahan scored it for Robinson 56-44 (8-1-1 in rounds). Robinson was floored for a nine-count in round seven and said later "He really hurt me with a left in the seventh round. I was a little dazed and decided to stay on the deck.." Robinson's best round was the fourth in which he hurt LaMotta. It was a polished performance for Robinson, who outboxed LaMotta most of the way with a dazzling left jab and jarring uppercuts..
1943-02-19California Jackie Wilson47-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWMD1010
referee: Frank Fullam 5-3 | judge: Bill Healy 6-4 | judge: George Kelly 5-5
1943-02-05Jake LaMotta30-5-2
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALUD1010
referee: Sam Hennessey 47-52 | judge: Michael H. Butler 49-57 | judge: Joe Lenahan 45-55
Robinson was knocked down through the ropes in the eighth, being saved by the bell at the count of nine, after taking a right to the head and a left to the body. Referee Hennessey gave LaMotta five rounds including the last four. He gave Robinson four and called one even. Two other judges gave the same scores. The much heavier LaMotta charged Robinson at every opportunity with bull-like rushes. Robinson tried to outbox his shorter opponent but had a lot of trouble keeping him at bay.
1942-12-14Al Nettlow49-11-4
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
referee: Matt Adgie
Paid attendance 7,868. Promoter Herman Taylor donated the profit from this card to the USO.
1942-12-01Izzy Jannazzo46-27-13
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USAWTKO810
time: 2:43 | referee: Jackie Davis
Robinson fought in flurries but kept the fight well in hand for seven rounds. He won every round except perhaps the fifth, which was about even. Jannazzo landed "a whizzer of a right-hand on the jaw in the eighth," which provoked Robinson into a rally. He landed hard punches that had Izzy staggering and then dropped him with a powerful right to the jaw. Izzy took a nine-count and then got up, but the referee then stopped it. 12,000 fans attended.
1942-11-06Vic Dellicurti30-19-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: Charles Draycott | judge: Bill Healy
1942-10-19Izzy Jannazzo46-26-13
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher
1942-10-02Jake LaMotta25-4-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Frank Fullam | judge: Joe Agnello | judge: Bill Healy
1942-08-27Tony Motisi28-5-3
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USAWKO110
time: 2:41 | referee: Johnny Behr
A terrific left hook put Motisi down for the full count.
1942-08-21Reuben Shank20-3-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
time: 2:26 | referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1942-07-31Sammy Angott68-16-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Arthur Donovan
Robinson dropped Angott for a 5-count in round eight, but Sammy pulled Ray down when he fell, both of them landing on the ring apron.
1942-05-28Marty Servo43-1-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWSD1010
referee: Billy Cavanaugh 3-5 | judge: Bill Healy 6-3 | judge: Tom Curley 9-1
Robinson "prevailed by a narrow margin and the crowd of 15000 vociferously disapproved of the decision." The referee gave the bout to Servo, but both judges voted for Robinson. (New York Times)
1942-04-30Dick Banner
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO210
1942-04-17Harvey Dubs30-9-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO610
referee: Elmer Slim McClelland
Robinson floored Dubs six times before the referee stopped the fight. See The Ring, July 1942, page 57.
1942-03-20Norman Rubio30-5-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO712
time: 3:00 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1942-02-20Maxie Berger74-13-8
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO212
time: 1:43 | referee: Frank Fullam
1942-01-16Fritzie Zivic113-27-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO1012
time: 0:31 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1941-10-31Fritzie Zivic111-26-5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD1010
referee: Young Otto | judge: Bob Cunningham | judge: Bill Healy
1941-09-25Marty Servo42-0-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher | judge: Al Volce | judge: Frank Knaresborough
The official scorecards were 7-2-1, 4-3-3, and 8-2, all in favor of Robinson. Servo was the aggressor and made it an exciting fight all the way. The taller Robinson was the prohibitive favorite and handed out a lot of punishment, but Servo took it all in stride and did a lot of damage himself, especially at close quarters. Sugar Ray's biggest rounds were the eighth and tenth. There were no knockdowns.
1941-09-19Maxie Shapiro50-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO310
time: 2:04 | referee: Arthur Donovan
Shapiro was down twice in the 2nd and twice in the 3rd round before the referee stopped it. New York Times
1941-08-29Maurice Arnault31-29-6
Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO18
time: 1:29 | referee: Joe Mangold
1941-08-27Carl Guggino107-42-24
Queensboro Arena, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWTKO38
time: 2:47 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1941-07-21Sammy Angott60-15-5
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWUD1010
referee: Irving Kutcher | judge: Harry Lacky | judge: Eddie Loughran
Kutcher scored the fight 7-2-1, Lasky 6-3-1, and Loughran 7-1-2.
Angott was down for a nine count in the 2nd round. He barely beat the count and after that "never could launch a sustained offensive against the dancing, long-armed Negro who hit him with darting jabs, whistling left hooks and booming bolo punches, rights that came up from the floor to sink into Sammy's stomach." Angott barely won the third round, split the eighth, and won the ninth. Robinson won the others.

1941-07-02Pete Lello45-8-7
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USAWTKO48
time: 1:48 | referee: Arthur Donovan
1941-06-16Mike Evans30-3-1
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO28
time: 0:52 | referee: Matt Adgie
Robinson scored a one-punch knockout with a left hook to the jaw.
1941-05-19Nick Castiglione15-11-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 1:21 | referee: Irving Kutcher
1941-05-10Victor Troise20-29-10
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWTKO18
time: 2:39 | referee: Eddie Joseph
1941-04-30Joe Ghnouly66-28-9
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWTKO38
time: 2:07
1941-04-24Charley Burns41-38-8
Waltz Dream Arena, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO110
1941-04-14Jimmy Tygh45-12-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO110
time: 1:51 | referee: Matt Adgie
Tygh was knocked down five times.
1941-03-03Jimmy Tygh44-11-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO810
time: 1:13 | referee: Matt Adgie
1941-02-27Gene Spencer29-10-11
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWTKO56
1941-02-21Bobby McIntire45-19-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWUD66
"Ray Robinson, classy Harlem lightweight, and Bobby McIntire, staged the best scrap of the night in their six-round bout which went to Robinson." (Eddie Borden, The Ring, May 1941, page 48.) Robinson identified this fight as the most difficult that he had in his early years as a professional boxer.
1941-02-08Benny Cartagena14-18-5
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO16
time: 1:33
1941-01-31George Zengaras54-17-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1941-01-13Frankie Wallace33-54-9
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO16
time: 2:10 | referee: Matt Adgie
1941-01-04Tony Iacovacci0-1-0
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USAWKO16
time: 0:40
1940-12-13Oliver White34-10-6
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO34
Robinson was knocked down in round 2, but had White down three times in the 3rd.
1940-12-09Norment Quarles71-37-5
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO48
time: 0:56 | referee: Leo Houck
1940-11-11Bobby Woods10-10-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO16
time: 1:31
1940-10-22Mitsos Grispos7-19-4
New York Coliseum, Bronx, New York, USAWUD66
Athough often listed as bout in which Robinson was floored, no mention of a knockdown can be found in next day's New York Sun. In fact, the paper reported that Robinson made a very impressive showing.
1940-10-08Silent Stafford0-4-0
Municipal Auditorium, Savannah, Georgia, USAWTKO24
referee: Joe Magee
1940-10-04Joe Echevarria3-17-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO24
time: 0:51
Pro debut for Robinson
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