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Sir George Cathcart No. 617

Sugar Ray Robinson (1920–1989)

Adopted name of Walker Smith

US boxer.






He reigned as the undefeated world welterweight champion from December 20 1946 until February 14 1951,  he defended his title five times. Defeating Jake LaMotta 1951, he took the middleweight title. He lost the title six times and won it seven times.

He retired at the age of 45.




professional fights: 202


wins: 175


draws: 6


defeats: 19


no contests: 2


He was involved in the ‘Fight of the Century’ with Randolph Turpin of the UK 1951, and was narrowly beaten for the light-heavyweight title by Joey Maxim of the USA 1952.

In 1999 a panel of experts named him “Fighter of the Century”


Bro.  Ray  was  a  member  of  the  Prince  Hall  Lodge  Joppa  No.55.


Stamps  Issued:-  U.S.A  2006