Sugar Ray Robinson – American boxer, was born in the city of Detroit. The real name of Sugar Ray Robinson was Walker Smith. He began boxing after three years in high school in New York.
Having won all the amateur battles he had won, having won the Golden Gloves award in featherweight, the athlete in 1940 began to engage in professional boxing. In 1946, Robinson won the title of champion in the second welterweight title, beating Tommy Bella. The first time to win the champion’s title in middleweight champion Robinson succeeded in 1951, when he knocked out Jake La Motta.
In 1952, Robinson retired from boxing with the title of middleweight champion, losing only 3 fights. Then in 1955 he returned to boxing. Sugar Ray was the first boxer to return his title after leaving the sport. Robinson for the first time in the history of boxing won the world championship five times, when in 1958 regained the title of middleweight. Then he defeated Carmen Basilio. In 1960, Ray gave up the title of Paul Pender. First-class athlete, fast, hard-hitting Robinson was recognized as one of the best boxers of all time.