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*'''Nickname: "Sweet"
Manager: Clyde Killens
*'''Manager: Clyde Killens'''


Gym: Miami Beach 5th Street Gym




==Mini-Biography==
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'''Sweet Jimmy Robinson's''' claim to fame was his 94-second loss to future 3-Time [[World Heavyweight Champion]] [[Muhammad Ali]], then known as Cassius Clay, on [[Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Robinson|February 7, 1961]], in Miami Beach, Florida.
'''Sweet Jimmy Robinson's''' claim to fame was his 96 second loss to future 3-Time World Heavyweight Champion [[Muhammad Ali]].


A middleweight who fought up to heavyweight, Robinson was nothing more then a local club-fighter who was used as a stepping-stone for upcoming South Florida prospects.
A middleweight who fought up to heavyweight, Robinson was nothing more then a local club-fighter who was used as a stepping-stone for upcoming South Florida prospects.


Robinson was managed by pool-hall owner, Clyde Killens. He generally filled in as a last minute sub on [[Chris Dundee]] promotions in Miami-Dade County. "Sweet Jimmy" trained at the famed [[5th Street Gym]], but lived in the Overtown section of Miami known as Liberty City.
Robinson was managed by Clyde Killens, a pool hall owner and concert promoter. He generally filled in as a last-minute substitute on [[Chris Dundee]] promotions in Miami-Dade County, Florida. "Sweet Jimmy" trained at the famed [[5th Street Gym]] in Miami Beach, but he lived in the Overtown section of Miami known as Liberty City.
 
According to newspaper reports, Robinson was born in Kansas City, but relocated to Miami. In a 1979 interview, Robinson said he was born in 1925, making him 36 years old when he fought Ali, then known as [[Cassius Clay]]. Robinson always carried his ring gear in an old U.S. Army bag, and he claimed to be veteran.


"Sweet Jimmy's" ring career ended in 1963, and he became a fixture in local pool halls and street corners in Liberty City. In 1968, he was dug out of retirement to fight [[Kent Green]] on Miami Beach. Green was the only fighter at the time to hold a TKO win over [[Muhammad Ali]]. Green stopped Ali as an amateur some ten years earlier. Green landed two punches and Robinson went down and out in under a minute.  
According to newspaper reports, Robinson was born in Kansas City, but relocated to Miami. In a 1979 interview, Robinson said he was born in 1925, making him 36 years old when he fought Ali. Robinson always carried his ring gear in an old U.S. Army bag, and he claimed to be a veteran.


Since 1979, the whereabouts of Robinson have been a mystery. Most local Overtown residents recall him as a homeless man who bummed change off of pool-hall customers, and spoke endlessly of his fight with Ali.
Robinson's ring career ended in 1963, and he became a fixture in local pool halls and street corners in Liberty City. In 1968, he was dug out of retirement to fight [[Kent Green]] in Miami Beach. Green was the only fighter at the time to hold a TKO win over Muhammad Ali, having stopped Ali as an amateur some ten years earlier. Green landed two punches, and Robinson went down and out in under a minute. In an interview, Robinson claimed that he fought until 1969 and retired at age 44.
Robinson said they he was a friend of Ali's in the 1960s and drove him around Miami whenever Ali was in town.


==Trivia==
Since 1979, the whereabouts of Robinson have been unknown. Overtown residents recall him as a homeless man who bummed change off of pool-hall customers, and spoke endlessly of his fight with Ali.


*Record is from the 1965 RING RECORD BOOK, p. 531.
If Robinson was 36 when he fought Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay), he would have been born in 1924 and would be 95 years old, if alive. He was last sighted (see picture above) in 1979 at age 54.


*This boxer should not be confused with Jim Robinson: Philadelphia Light Heavy-Heavyweight, who fought from 1953-1962:
Sweet Jimmy Robinson should not be confused with [[Jim (Slim) Robinson]], a Philadelphia boxer who fought from 1953 to 1962 and later became a successful trainer.
http://www.boxrec.com/boxer_display.php?boxer_id=009365
(1960/1963 RING RECORD BOOKS.)


*Robinson trained at the ''5th Street Gym'' on Miami Beach.
==Article==
*[http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=091216/JimmyRobinson "Shadow Boxing: Muhammad Ali fought 50 men. Only one disappeared" By Wright Thompson, ''ESPN'']

Latest revision as of 05:22, 20 November 2019

"Sweet"Jimmy Robinson1961

Name: Jimmy Robinson
Alias: Sweet
Hometown: Liberty City, Florida, USA
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Pro Boxer: Record

Manager: Clyde Killens

Gym: Miami Beach 5th Street Gym


Jim Robinson1979.

Sweet Jimmy Robinson's claim to fame was his 94-second loss to future 3-Time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, on February 7, 1961, in Miami Beach, Florida.

A middleweight who fought up to heavyweight, Robinson was nothing more then a local club-fighter who was used as a stepping-stone for upcoming South Florida prospects.

Robinson was managed by Clyde Killens, a pool hall owner and concert promoter. He generally filled in as a last-minute substitute on Chris Dundee promotions in Miami-Dade County, Florida. "Sweet Jimmy" trained at the famed 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach, but he lived in the Overtown section of Miami known as Liberty City.

According to newspaper reports, Robinson was born in Kansas City, but relocated to Miami. In a 1979 interview, Robinson said he was born in 1925, making him 36 years old when he fought Ali. Robinson always carried his ring gear in an old U.S. Army bag, and he claimed to be a veteran.

Robinson's ring career ended in 1963, and he became a fixture in local pool halls and street corners in Liberty City. In 1968, he was dug out of retirement to fight Kent Green in Miami Beach. Green was the only fighter at the time to hold a TKO win over Muhammad Ali, having stopped Ali as an amateur some ten years earlier. Green landed two punches, and Robinson went down and out in under a minute. In an interview, Robinson claimed that he fought until 1969 and retired at age 44. Robinson said they he was a friend of Ali's in the 1960s and drove him around Miami whenever Ali was in town.

Since 1979, the whereabouts of Robinson have been unknown. Overtown residents recall him as a homeless man who bummed change off of pool-hall customers, and spoke endlessly of his fight with Ali.

If Robinson was 36 when he fought Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay), he would have been born in 1924 and would be 95 years old, if alive. He was last sighted (see picture above) in 1979 at age 54.

Sweet Jimmy Robinson should not be confused with Jim (Slim) Robinson, a Philadelphia boxer who fought from 1953 to 1962 and later became a successful trainer.

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