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May 3, 1921 | Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson 1965

Sugar Ray Robinson 1965 (Held up by other boxers)

Former World Welterweight and Middleweight boxing champion, Sugar Ray Robinson (birth-name Walker Smith, Jr) was born on May 3, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan.  Robinson with a record of 173 wins (108 by KO), 19 losses, six draws and two no contests has been considered by many as the greatest boxer of all times.  Robinson died April 12, 1989 at the age of 67 in Los Angeles, California.


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