African Americans on Postage Stamps

Sugar Ray Robinson

39-cent Sugar Ray Robinson stamp
The Sugar Ray Robinson stamp was issued on April 7, 2006.

Sugar Ray Robinson a native of Ailey, Georgia became a professional boxer in 1940 at the age of nineteen. Throughout Robinson’s career which lasted until 1965, he garnered the World Welterweight and Middleweight championship titles several times. Over the course of his career Robinson competed in over 200 fights, winning 175 of them including 109 knockouts. Robinson’s incredible performance and record in professional boxing resonates to this day as many in the current boxing world consider him to be the greatest boxer to have ever lived.

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