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Sugar Ray Robinson

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Sugar Ray Robinson

American professional boxer add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1921.

Countries: United States (46%), (17%), New York (7%)

Education: undef.

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Sugar Ray Robinson was born in 1921 add something


1938

Robinson married Marjorie Joseph in 1938; the marriage was annulled the same year add something


1939

He won the Golden Gloves featherweight championship in 1939, and the organization's lightweight championship in 1940 add something

 

Their son, Ronnie Smith, was born in 1939 add something


1940

He was an integral part of the New York social scene in the 1940s and 1950s add something

 

Robinson fought five more times in 1940, winning each time, with four wins coming by way of knockout add something

 

Robinson met his second wife Edna Mae Holly, a noted dancer who performed at the Cotton Club and toured Europe with Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway, in 1940 add something

 

Robinson made his professional debut on October 4, 1940, winning via second-round knockout over Joe Echevarria add something

 

June Clark (musician) - Later in the 1940s he gave up music for boxing, and went on to become Sugar Ray Robinson's manager


1941

In 1941, he defeated world champion Sammy Angott, future champion Marty Servo and former champion Fritzie Zivic add something


1942

He finished 1942 with a total of 14 wins and no losses add something

 

In 1942, Robinson knocked out Zivic in the tenth round in a January rematch add something


1943

Soon the couple were dating and they married in 1943 add something

 

On February 27, 1943, Robinson was inducted into the United States Army, where he was again referred to as Walker Smith add something


1944

In late March, 1944, Robinson was stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, waiting to ship out to Europe, where he was scheduled to perform more exhibition matches add something

 

Robinson was granted an honorable discharge on June 3, 1944 add something


1945

Besides the loss in the LaMotta rematch, the only other mark on Robinson's record during this period was a 10 round draw against Jose Basora in 1945 add something

 

Robinson had already beaten Bell once via decision in 1945 add something


1946

Robinson held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, and won the world middleweight title in the latter year add something

 

Robinson was finally given a chance to win a title against Tommy Bell on December 20, 1946 add something


1947

In June 1947, after four non-title bouts, Robinson was scheduled to defend his title for the first time in a bout against Jimmy Doyle add something


1948

In 1948, Robinson fought five times, but only one bout was a title defense add something


1949

In 1949, he boxed 16 times, but again only defended his title once add something

 

They had one son, Ray Robinson Jr. and divorced in 1960 add something


1950

Vying for the Pennsylvania state middleweight title in 1950, Robinson defeated Robert Villemain add something

 

In October 1950, Robinson knocked out Bobo Olson a future middleweight title holder add something

 

Bob Dorough - He played in an Army band during World War II, went to North Texas State University, where he majored in composition and minored in piano. He moved to New York City around 1950 and was playing piano in a Times Square tap dance studio when he was introduced to the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, who had temporarily left boxing and was putting together a song and dance revue


1951

In 1951, Robinson was named "Ring Magazine's" "Fighter of the Year" for the second time add something

 

She appeared on the first cover of "Jet" magazine in 1951 add something

 

On February 14, 1951, Robinson and LaMotta met for the sixth time add something

 

Petersburg Times", December 27, 1951, accessed October 14, 2010 add something


1952

He retired in 1952, only to come back two and a half years later and regain the middleweight title in 1955 add something

 

In 1952, he fought a rematch with Olson, winning by a decision add something

 

On June 25, 1952 after the Maxim bout, Robinson gave up his title and retired with a record of 131-3-1-1 add something


1955

After his comeback performance in 1955, Robinson expected to be named fighter of the year add something

 

He won five fights in 1955, before losing a decision to Ralph 'Tiger' Jones add something


1956

They fought for the last time in 1956, and Robinson closed the four fight series with a fourth round knockout add something


1957

In 1957, Robinson lost his title to Gene Fullmer add something

 

The first fight won the "Fight of the Year" award from "The Ring" magazine for 1957 and the second fight won the "Fight of the Year" award for 1958 add something


1958

"The New York Times", March 26, 1958, accessed June 6, 2007 add something


1959

In April 1959, Robinson's eldest sister Marie died of cancer at the age of 41 add something


1960

Robinson spent the rest of the 1960s fighting 10-round contests add something


1961

In 1961, Robinson and Fullmer fought for a fourth time, with Fullmer retaining the NBA middleweight title by a unanimous decision add something

 

In October 1961, Robinson defeated future world champion Denny Moyer via unanimous decision add something


1962

Robinson lost twice more in 1962, before winning six consecutive fights against mostly lesser opposition add something


1963

In February 1963, Robinson lost via unanimous decision to former world champion and fellow Hall of Famer Joey Giardello add something


1965

In 1965, Robinson married Millie Wiggins Bruce and the couple settled in Los Angeles add something

 

Robinson fought for the final time in 1965 add something

 

Robinson's second no-contest bout came in September, 1965 in Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia in a match with an opponent who turned out to be an impostor add something

 

A month after his last fight, Robinson was honored with a Sugar Ray Robinson Night on December 10, 1965 in New York's Madison Square Garden add something


1967

Robinson was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1967, two years after he retired add something


1969

In 1969 he founded the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation for inner-city Los Angeles area add something


1970

Jose Napoles - Nápoles began the 1970s, by defeating Ernie "Indian Red" Lopez by a knockout in round 15 in front of an audience that included former world champion Sugar Ray Robinson on February 14, 1970


1980

Joe Louis - In an interview with Arsenio Hall in the late 1980s, Muhammad Ali, stated that his two biggest influences in boxing were Sugar Ray Robinson and Joe Louis


1985

Michael Bentt - In 1985, he was the recipient of the Sugar Ray Robinson *award as the most outstanding boxer in the New York Golden Gloves tournament that year


1989

After his boxing career ended, Robinson attempted a career as an entertainer, but struggled, and lived in poverty until his death in 1989 add something


Sugar Ray Robinson died in 1989 add something


1990

He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 add something

 

Boxing - The first inductees in 1990 included Jack Johnson, Benny Leonard, Jack Dempsey, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray Robinson, Archie_Moore, and Muhammad Ali. Other world-class figures include Salvador Sanchez, Fabio Martella, Roberto "Manos de Piedra" Durán, Ricardo Lopez, Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, Vicente Saldivar, Ismael Laguna, Eusebio Pedroza, Carlos Monzón, Azumah Nelson, Rocky Marciano, Pipino Cuevas and Ken Buchanan


1997

"The Ring" magazine rated him the best "pound for pound" boxer of all-time in 1997, and its "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1950s add something


1998

Manuel Medina (boxer) - On April 24, 1998, Medina joined Carlos De León, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Edwin_Rosario, Evander Holyfield and a small number of other boxers in the exclusive group of fighters to reign as world champions three or more times in the same division, when he outpointed defending IBF title holder Hector Lizarraga over twelve rounds in San Jose, California


2006

In 2006, he was featured on a commemorative stamp by the United States Postal Service add something


2007

Robinson was named the greatest fighter of the 20th century by the Associated Press, and the greatest boxer in history by ESPN.com in 2007 add something


2010

Wil Haygood, Book TV, September 2010 add something