Robinson, Sugar Ray
|Birthname||Smith, Jr., Walker|
|born on||3 May 1921 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )|
|Place||Detroit MI, USA, 42n20, 83w03|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°04' 26°44 Asc. 00°48'|
American boxer, winner of the lightweight title in 1940 and the middleweight title in 1951. In a 25-year career, he won 175 of his 202 bouts, touted as "pound for pound, the best fighter." He retired in 1965 and did a brief stint as a Hollywood actor in 1968. He was entered into the Boxing Hall of Fame 1978.
Died of heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes 4/12/1989, Culver City, CA.
Whoever filled out the certificate -- and it could have been Sugar's father, Walker Smith, Sr. -- was only barely literate, since colored was misspelled "colerd." He was named Walker Smith. His mother's name appears to be Lelar, though in his book Sugar refers to her as Leila; her maiden name was Hurst. According to the certificate, Walker, Sr., is twenty-eight and a farmer and Lelar is twenty-three and a domestic. Gene Schoor, who wrote a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951, notes that Mrs. Smith was born August 25, 1900, which would have made her twenty-one at the time of Sugar's birth, and was one of sixteen children.Walker, Jr.,was the couple's third child. And "Junior" would be the name Sugar would answer to as a boy."
- Vocation : Sports : Boxing
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Boxing, 1978)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility (Terminal)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Diabetes/ Hypoglycemia