Sugar Ray Robinson

1921 - 1989

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Walker Smith Jr. (May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989), better known as Sugar Ray Robinson, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1940 to 1965. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sugar Ray Robinson has received more than 5,178,743 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Sugar Ray Robinson is the 9th most popular boxer, the 1,095th most popular biography from United States (down from 967th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Boxer.

Sugar Ray Robinson is most famous for being the first boxer to win the world welterweight and middleweight titles in the same year.

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Among boxers, Sugar Ray Robinson ranks 9 out of 326Before him are Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, Joe Louis, Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Foreman, and Max Schmeling. After him are Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, Jack Dempsey, László Papp, Evander Holyfield, and James J. Braddock.

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Among people born in 1921, Sugar Ray Robinson ranks 54Before him are Lydia Litvyak, Abdul Salam Arif, Paul Schäfer, Alida Valli, Jane Russell, and James Jones. After him are Telmo Zarra, Seretse Khama, Robert Bruce Merrifield, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Viktor Kulikov, and Gérard Debreu. Among people deceased in 1989, Sugar Ray Robinson ranks 42Before him are Kōnosuke Matsushita, Jerzy Kukuczka, Leon Festinger, Joris Ivens, Guy Williams, and Bruce Chatwin. After him are Michel Aflaq, Princess Deokhye, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Danilo Kiš, Irving Stone, and Irving Berlin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sugar Ray Robinson ranks 1,095 out of 18,182Before him are Edmund Phelps (1933), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Jonathan Demme (1944), James Jones (1921), Edmund Kemper (1948), and Kathryn Bigelow (1951). After him are Roger Zelazny (1937), Larry Page (1973), Bob Kahn (1938), George Stinney (1929), Robin Cook (1940), and Hattie McDaniel (1893).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Sugar Ray Robinson ranks 8Before him are Rocky Marciano (1923), Mike Tyson (1966), Joe Frazier (1944), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), and George Foreman (1949). After him are Sonny Liston (1932), Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), Evander Holyfield (1962), James J. Braddock (1905), and Floyd Patterson (1935).