Regular price $1,350.00

Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith, Jr.) became a professional fighter on October 4, 1940. He defeated Tommy Bell on December 20, 1946 to win the World Welterweight Title. He defeated Jake LaMotta on February 14, 1951 to win the World Middleweight Title. He would eventually win that title on four additional occasions. In a career which ran until 1965 he would claim victories over Gene Fullmer, Carmen Basilio, Kid Gavilan, Bobo Olson, Rocky Graziano, Henry Armstrong and Randy Turpin. Presented here is an original oversized photograph of Sugar Ray Robinson taken in the early 1940's depicting him in his U.S.Army uniform. From the collection of his sister Evelyn Nelson.
This is a magnificent 16" x 20" studio portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson in the early 1940's in his U.S.Army uniform. Photographer's stamp on the reverse for M.Smith of New York. The photo has condition issues on the border. Chips in lower left and right corners and along the top edge. Crease in lower left area. All of this could easily be matted out. The image of Robinson is sharp and crisp. One of the finer images we have handled.

Size: 16 x 20

Condition: very good