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Sugar Ray Robinson Record

Total Fights200
Title Wins12
Title Defenses8
Title-Fight KOs8
KO Wins109
KO Losses1
Sugar Ray Robinson Record & Stats
Sugar Ray Robinson's Record
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      What is Sugar Ray Robinson's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 25 years and one month, Sugar Ray Robinson fought 200 times with 173 wins, 19 losses, and 6 draws.

      Robinson retired from professional boxing with a record of 173-19-6, which included 12 world-title wins and eight successful title defense fights at two weight classes — welterweight and middleweight. He had a 55.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 109 of his total 200 fights being knockout wins, eight of which were in title fights. The only knockout loss in Robinson's career was a 13th round RTD loss to Joey Maxim in a light-heavyweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Joey Archer on November 10, 1965.

      Some of Robinson's best fights and notable victories include wins over nine Hall-of-Famers (Carmen Basilio, Gene Fullmer, Bobo Olson, Rocky Graziano, Jake LaMotta, Kid Gavilán, Sammy Angott, Henry Armstrong, and Fritzie Zivic), .

      200Nov 10, 196544Joey ArcherLossUD
      199Oct 20, 196544Rudolph BentWinTKO3
      198Oct 1, 196544Peter SchmidtWinUD
      197Sep 23, 196544Harvey McCulloughWinUD
      196Sep 15, 196544Neil MorrisonNCNC
      195Aug 10, 196544Stan HarringtonLossUD
      194Jul 27, 196544Harvey McCulloughWinUD
      193Jul 12, 196544Ferd HernandezLossSD
      192Jun 24, 196544Harvey McCulloughWinUD
      191Jun 1, 196544Stan HarringtonLossUD
      190May 24, 196544Memo AyónLossUD
      189Apr 28, 196543Rocky RandellWinKO3
      188Apr 3, 196543Earl BastingsWinKO1
      187Mar 6, 196543Jimmy BeechamWinKO2
      186Nov 27, 196443Fabio BettiniDrawPTS
      185Nov 14, 196443Jean BeltrittiWinPTS
      184Nov 7, 196443Jean Baptiste RollandWinPTS
      183Oct 24, 196443Jackie CailleauWinPTS
      182Oct 12, 196443Johnny AngelWinTKO6
      181Sep 28, 196443Yoland LevequeWinPTS
      180Sep 3, 196443Mick LeahyLossPTS
      179Jul 27, 196443Art HernándezDrawMD
      178Jul 8, 196443Clarence RileyWinTKO6
      177May 19, 196443Gaylord BarnesWinUD
      176Dec 9, 196342Armand VanucciWinPTS
      175Nov 29, 196342Andre DavierWinPTS
      174Nov 16, 196342Emiel SarensWinKO8
      173Nov 9, 196342Fabio BettiniDrawPTS
      172Oct 14, 196342Armand VanucciWinPTS
      171Jun 24, 196342Joey GiardelloLossUD
      170May 4, 196342Maurice RobletWinKO3
      169Mar 11, 196341Billy ThorntonWinKO3
      168Feb 25, 196341Bernie ReynoldsWinKO4
      167Jan 30, 196341Ralph DupasWinSD
      166Nov 10, 196241Georges EstatoffWinTKO6
      165Oct 17, 196241Diego InfantesWinKO2
      164Sep 25, 196241Terry DownesLossPTS
      163Jul 9, 196241Phil MoyerLossSD
      162Apr 27, 196240Bobby LeeWinKO2
      161Feb 17, 196240Denny MoyerLossUD
      160Dec 8, 196140Wilf GreavesWinKO8
      159Nov 20, 196140Al HauserWinTKO6
      158Oct 21, 196140Denny MoyerWinUD
      157Sep 25, 196140Wilf GreavesWinSD
      156Mar 4, 196139Gene FullmerLoss *UD
      155Dec 3, 196039Gene FullmerDraw *SD
      154Jun 10, 196039Paul PenderLoss *SD
      153Apr 2, 196038Tony BaldoniWinKO1
      152Jan 22, 196038Paul PenderLoss *SD
      151Dec 14, 195938Bob YoungWinKO2
      150Mar 25, 195836Carmen BasilioWin *SD
      149Sep 23, 195736Carmen BasilioLoss *SD
      148May 1, 195735Gene FullmerWin *KO5
      147Jan 2, 195735Gene FullmerLoss *UD
      146Nov 10, 195635Bob ProvizziWinUD
      145May 18, 195635Bobo OlsonWin *KO4
      144Dec 9, 195534Bobo OlsonWin *KO2
      143Jul 22, 195534Rocky CastellaniWinSD
      142May 4, 195534Garth PanterWinUD
      141Apr 14, 195533Ted OllaWinTKO3
      140Mar 29, 195533Johnny LombardoWinSD
      139Jan 19, 195533Ralph JonesLossUD
      138Jan 5, 195533Joe RindoneWinKO6
      137Jun 25, 195231Joey MaximLoss *RTD13
      136Apr 16, 195230Rocky GrazianoWin *KO3
      135Mar 13, 195230Bobo OlsonWin *UD
      134Sep 12, 195130Randolph TurpinWin *TKO10
      133Jul 10, 195130Randolph TurpinLoss *PTS
      132Jul 1, 195130Cyrille DelannoitWinRTD3
      131Jun 24, 195130Gerhard HechtNCNC
      130Jun 16, 195130Jean WalzackWinTKO6
      129Jun 10, 195130Jan de BruinWinTKO8
      128May 26, 195130Jean WanesWinUD
      127May 21, 195130Kid MarcelWinTKO5
      126Apr 9, 195129Don EllisWinKO1
      125Apr 5, 195129Holly MimsWinUD
      124Feb 14, 195129Jake LaMottaWin *TKO13
      123Dec 25, 195029Hans StretzWinTKO5
      122Dec 22, 195029Robert VillemainWinTKO9
      121Dec 16, 195029Jean WalzackWinUD
      120Dec 9, 195029Luc van DamWinKO4
      119Nov 27, 195029Jean StockWinTKO2
      118Nov 8, 195029Bobby DykesWinMD
      117Oct 26, 195029Bobo OlsonWinKO12
      116Oct 16, 195029Joe RindoneWinTKO6
      115Sep 4, 195029Billy BrownWinUD
      114Aug 25, 195029José BasoraWinKO1
      113Aug 9, 195029Charley FusariWin *PTS
      112Jun 5, 195029Robert VillemainWinUD
      111Apr 28, 195028Ray BarnesWinUD
      110Apr 21, 195028Cliff BeckettWinTKO3
      109Mar 22, 195028George CostnerWinKO1
      108Feb 27, 195028Jean WalzackWinUD
      107Feb 22, 195028Aaron WadeWinKO3
      106Feb 18, 195028Johnny DudleyWinKO2
      105Feb 13, 195028Al MobleyWinTKO6
      104Jan 30, 195028George LaRoverWinTKO4
      103Nov 13, 194928Vern LesterWinKO5
      102Nov 9, 194928Don LeeWinUD
      101Sep 12, 194928Charley DodsonWinKO3
      100Sep 9, 194928Benny EvansWinTKO5
      99Aug 24, 194928Steve BelloiseWinRTD7
      98Jul 11, 194928Kid GavilánWin *UD
      97Jun 20, 194928Cecil HudsonWinKO5
      96Jun 7, 194928Freddie FloresWinTKO3
      95Apr 20, 194927Earl TurnerWinTKO8
      94Apr 11, 194927Don LeeWinUD
      93Mar 25, 194927Bobby LeeWinUD
      92Feb 15, 194927Henry BrimmDrawSD
      91Feb 10, 194927Young Gene BuffaloWinKO1
      90Nov 15, 194827Bobby LeeWinUD
      89Sep 23, 194827Kid GavilánWinUD
      88Jun 28, 194827Bernard DocusenWin *UD
      87Mar 16, 194826Henry BrimmWinUD
      86Mar 4, 194826Ossie HarrisWinUD
      85Dec 19, 194726Chuck TaylorWin *TKO6
      84Dec 10, 194726Billy NixonWinTKO6
      83Oct 28, 194726California Jackie WilsonWinTKO7
      82Aug 29, 194726Flashy SebastianWinKO1
      81Aug 21, 194726Sammy SecreetWinKO1
      80Jun 24, 194726Jimmy DoyleWin *TKO8
      79May 16, 194726Georgie AbramsWinSD
      78Apr 8, 194725Eddie FinazzoWinTKO4
      77Apr 3, 194725Freddie WilsonWinTKO3
      76Mar 27, 194725Bernie MillerWinTKO3
      75Dec 20, 194625Tommy BellWin *UD
      74Nov 6, 194625Artie LevineWinKO10
      73Nov 1, 194625Cecil HudsonWinKO6
      72Oct 7, 194625Ossie HarrisWinUD
      71Sep 25, 194625Sidney MillerWinKO3
      70Aug 15, 194625Vinnie VinesWinKO6
      69Jul 12, 194625Joe CurcioWinKO2
      68Jun 25, 194625Norman RubioWinPTS
      67Jun 12, 194625Freddie WilsonWinKO2
      66Mar 21, 194624Freddie FloresWinKO5
      65Mar 14, 194624Izzy JannazzoWinUD
      64Mar 4, 194624Sammy AngottWinUD
      63Feb 27, 194624Cliff BeckettWinKO4
      62Feb 15, 194624O'Neil BellWinKO2
      61Feb 5, 194624Tony RiccioWinTKO4
      60Jan 14, 194624Dave ClarkWinTKO2
      59Dec 4, 194524Vic DellicurtiWinUD
      58Sep 18, 194524Jimmy MandellWinTKO5
      57Jun 15, 194524Jimmy McDanielsWinKO2
      56May 14, 194524José BasoraDrawSD
      55Feb 23, 194523Jake LaMottaWinUD
      54Feb 14, 194523George CostnerWinKO1
      53Jan 16, 194523Tommy BellWinUD
      52Jan 10, 194523Billy FurroneWinTKO2
      51Dec 22, 194423George MartinWinTKO7
      50Dec 12, 194423Sheik RangelWinTKO2
      49Nov 24, 194423Vic DellicurtiWinUD
      48Oct 27, 194423Lou WoodsWinTKO9
      47Oct 13, 194423Izzy JannazzoWinKO2
      46Aug 27, 194322Henry ArmstrongWinUD
      45Jul 1, 194322Ralph ZannelliWinUD
      44Apr 30, 194321Freddie CabralWinKO1
      43Feb 26, 194321Jake LaMottaWinUD
      42Feb 19, 194321California Jackie WilsonWinMD
      41Feb 5, 194321Jake LaMottaLossUD
      40Dec 14, 194221Al NettlowWinTKO3
      39Dec 1, 194221Izzy JannazzoWinKO8
      38Nov 6, 194221Vic DellicurtiWinUD
      37Oct 19, 194221Izzy JannazzoWinUD
      36Oct 2, 194221Jake LaMottaWinUD
      35Aug 27, 194221Tony MotisiWinKO1
      34Aug 21, 194221Reuben ShankWinKO2
      33Jul 31, 194221Sammy AngottWinUD
      32May 28, 194221Marty ServoWinSD
      31Apr 30, 194220Dick BannerWinKO2
      30Apr 17, 194220Harvey DubsWinTKO6
      29Mar 20, 194220Norman RubioWinTKO7
      28Feb 20, 194220Maxie BergerWinTKO2
      27Jan 16, 194220Fritzie ZivicWinTKO10
      26Oct 31, 194120Fritzie ZivicWinUD
      25Sep 25, 194120Marty ServoWinUD
      24Sep 19, 194120Maxie ShapiroWinTKO3
      23Aug 29, 194120Maurice ArnaultWinTKO1
      22Aug 27, 194120Carl GugginoWinTKO3
      21Jul 21, 194120Sammy AngottWinUD
      20Jul 2, 194120Pete LelloWinTKO4
      19Jun 16, 194120Mike EvansWinKO2
      18May 19, 194120Nick CastiglioneWinKO1
      17May 10, 194120Victor TroiseWinTKO1
      16Apr 30, 194119Joe GhnoulyWinTKO3
      15Apr 24, 194119Charley BurnsWinKO1
      14Apr 14, 194119Jimmy TyghWinTKO1
      13Mar 3, 194119Jimmy TyghWinKO8
      12Feb 27, 194119Gene SpencerWinRTD4
      11Feb 21, 194119Bobby McIntireWinUD
      10Feb 8, 194119Benny CartagenaWinKO1
      9Jan 31, 194119George ZengarasWinPTS
      8Jan 13, 194119Frankie WallaceWinTKO1
      7Jan 4, 194119Tony IacovacciWinKO1
      6Dec 13, 194019Oliver WhiteWinTKO3
      5Dec 9, 194019Norment QuarlesWinTKO4
      4Nov 11, 194019Bobby WoodsWinKO1
      3Oct 22, 194019Mitsos GrisposWinUD
      2Oct 8, 194019Silent StaffordWinTKO2
      1Oct 4, 194019Joe EchevarriaWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer. He was born in Ailey, Georgia, U.S. on May 3, 1921. He was a two-weight-class world champion. He died on April 12, 1989 at the age of 67 years. Robinson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1990. His professional boxing career spanned more than 25 years — from 1940 to 1965.

      Robinson made his professional boxing debut against Joe Echevarria at the age of 19 on October 4, 1940, defeating Echevarria via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 39 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 28 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 25 on December 20, 1946 after 74 professional fights, against Tommy Bell for the welterweight NBA (vacant) and The Ring titles. He defeated Bell via 15 round unanimous decision to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      Robinson won six world titles at two weight classes. For all the details about Robinson's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Robinson had a total of 19 losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Joey Archer at 44 years of age, on November 10, 1965. Robinson lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.


      Robinson had a total of 22 world-title fights, which includes winning 12 world titles and eight successful title defenses. He won 14 of these fights, lost seven, and drew in one.

      Title Wins

      Sugar Ray Robinson fought for world titles in 10 fights and won six of these fights, four of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won six belts across two weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Mar 25, 1958Carmen BasilioMiddleweightNBA, The RingSD
      May 1, 1957Gene FullmerMiddleweightNBA, The RingKO
      Dec 9, 1955Bobo OlsonMiddleweightNBA, The RingKO
      Sep 12, 1951Randolph TurpinMiddleweightNBA, The RingTKO
      Feb 14, 1951Jake LaMottaMiddleweightNBA, The RingTKO
      Dec 20, 1946Tommy BellWelterweightNBA*, The RingUD
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Sugar Ray Robinson had 12 world-title defense fights across two weight classes — welterweight (x5) and middleweight (x7). He won eight of them and lost four times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 18, 1956Bobo OlsonMiddleweightNBA, The RingKO
      Apr 16, 1952Rocky GrazianoMiddleweightNBA, The RingKO
      Mar 13, 1952Bobo OlsonMiddleweightNBA, The RingUD
      Aug 9, 1950Charley FusariWelterweightNBA, The RingPTS
      Jul 11, 1949Kid GavilánWelterweightNBA, The RingUD
      Jun 28, 1948Bernard DocusenWelterweightNBA, The RingUD
      Dec 19, 1947Chuck TaylorWelterweightNBA, The RingTKO
      Jun 24, 1947Jimmy DoyleWelterweightNBA, The RingTKO

      Title Losses

      Sugar Ray Robinson lost four world-title defense fights, and lost a total of seven titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 22, 1960Paul PenderMiddleweightThe RingSD
      Sep 23, 1957Carmen BasilioMiddleweightNBA, The RingSD
      Jan 2, 1957Gene FullmerMiddleweightNBA, The RingUD
      Jul 10, 1951Randolph TurpinMiddleweightNBA, The RingPTS


      Robinson fought a total of 200 times during his professional career, which includes 22 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • December 20, 1946: Robinson wins his first world titles by defeating Tommy Bell via 15 round unanimous decision. He is now the NBA and The Ring welterweight world champion.

      • September 23, 1948: Sugar Ray Robinson beats Kid Gavilán via 10th round unanimous decision.

      • July 11, 1949: Robinson successfully defends the NBA and The Ring welterweight titles against Kid Gavilán, winning the fight via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • February 14, 1951: Robinson wins the NBA and The Ring middleweight titles from Jake LaMotta, by beating LaMotta via 13th round TKO.

      • April 16, 1952: Robinson successfully defends the NBA and The Ring middleweight titles against Rocky Graziano, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.

      • May 1, 1957: Robinson wins the NBA and The Ring middleweight titles from Gene Fullmer, by beating Fullmer via 5th round KO.

      • March 25, 1958: Robinson wins the NBA and The Ring middleweight titles from Carmen Basilio, by beating Basilio via 15 round split decision.

      • December 3, 1960: Sugar Ray Robinson has a draw against Gene Fullmer via 15 round split decision. He was fighting for the NBA middleweight title.


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