About Sugar Ray Robinson
- Fast Facts
Born on May 3, 1921 in Ailey, Georgia, Sugar Ray Robinson was an American boxer. He began his professional career in 1940 and won his first 40 fights. By 1958, he became the first boxer to win a divisional world championship five times. He finished his career in 1965 with 175 victories. Robinson died in Culver City, California in 1989.
1990 – Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
85-0 as an amateur
19 years old when he turned professional
1st boxer in history to win a divisional world championship five times
Born Walker Smith Jr.
“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.”
“I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.”
"He boxed as though he were playing the violin." - Barney Nagler, Sportswriter
“My business is hurting people”
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