Jim (Slim) Robinson
Name: Jim Robinson
Birth Name: Richard Robinson
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2004-11-05 (Age:74)
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record
Jim (Slim) Robinson was born September 9, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Robinson boxed professionally as a middleweight and light heavyweight. George Benton, Von Clay and Bob Foster were among the boxers he faced. Robinson also served as a sparring partner for Sonny Liston.
Robinson once worked as a bounty hunter. "I chased criminals all over the country," he told writer Tom Archdeacon in 1984. "Caught some, had to shoot some others. Went after everyone from thugs on the street to big narcotics dealers. That's why I still carry the .45 . . . just in case."
Robinson died on November 5, 2004.