Did you know? Masonic Philately
Sir George Cathcart No. 617
Sugar Ray Robinson (1920–1989)
Adopted name of Walker Smith
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
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