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Sugar Ray Robinson Net Worth

Sugar Ray Robinson Net Worth. 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. He is often regarded as the greatest boxer of all time, pound-for-pound.

Robinson was a dominant amateur, but his exact amateur record is not known. It is usually listed as 85–0 with 69 knockouts, 40 in the first round. However it has been reported he lost to Billy Graham and Patsy Pesca as a teenager under his given name, Walker Smith Jr. He turned professional in 1940 at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional record of 129–1–2 with 85 knockouts. From 1943 to 1951 Robinson went on a 91-fight unbeaten streak, the sixth-longest in professional boxing history  behind Pedro Carrasco with 93, Jimmy Wilde with 95, Buck Smith with 102, Packey McFarland with 104, and Young Griffo with 107. Robinson held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, and won the world middleweight title in the latter year. He retired in 1952, only to come back two-and-a-half years later and regain the middleweight title in 1955.

He then became the first boxer in history to win a divisional world championship five times (a feat he accomplished by defeating Carmen Basilio in 1958 to regain the middleweight championship). Robinson was named “fighter of the year” twice: first for his performances in 1942, then nine years and over 90 fights later, for his efforts in 1951. Historian Bert Sugar ranked Robinson as the greatest fighter of all time and in 2002, Robinson was also ranked number one on The Ring magazine’s list of “80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years”. As of July 2023, BoxRec ranks Robinson as the greatest boxer, pound-for-pound, of all time. He was named the best boxer of all time, pound for pound, by the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO) in both of its all-time ratings, in 2006 and 2019.

Renowned for his classy and flamboyant lifestyle outside the ring, Robinson is credited with being the originator of the modern sports “entourage“. After his boxing career ended, Robinson attempted a career as an entertainer, but it was not successful. He struggled financially until his death in 1989. In 2006, he was featured on a commemorative stamp by the United States Postal Service.

What is Sugar Ray Robinson’s Net Worth?

Net Worth: $500 Thousand

Date of Birth: May 3, 1921 – Apr 12, 1989 (67 years old)

Place of Birth: Detroit

Gender: Male

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer

Nationality: United States of America

Sugar Ray Robinson was an American professional boxer who had a net worth of $500,000 at the time of his death. During his career, Sugar Ray Robinson earned the equivalent of $30 million in today’s money from boxing. Today, the original “Sugar Ray” is considered to be one of the best boxers the world has ever seen. After a legendary amateur career, he turned professional at the age of 19. Between 1943 and 1951, Sugar Ray enjoyed a 91-fight unbeaten streak – the third-longest in history.

For many years, Robinson held the world welterweight title, and he also won the middleweight title a number of times. He also became the first boxer in history to win the divisional world championship five times. Many historians have actually claimed that Sugar Ray was the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, although he is generally ranked in the top five. He also became one of the all-time leaders for total knockouts. Outside of the ring, Robinson was known for his colorful persona.

After retirement, he attempted to pursue a career in the entertainment world, although it didn’t go as planned. Towards the end of his life, Sugar Ray struggled with financial issues, which ultimately ended in his relatively low net worth at the time of his death – despite the enormous wealth he had accumulated during his boxing career.

Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande is a Kenyan blogger, Pan Africanist,c olumnist Political Activist , blogger, informer & businesman who has interest in politics, governance, corporate fraud, human rights and television personality.

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