Flamboyant prizefighter who was a six-time world champion. He compiled a career record of 173-19-6 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
His original childhood dream was to be a doctor.
His amateur boxing record was 85-0.
He was married three times; to Marjorie Joseph, Edna Mae Holly, and Millie Wiggins Bruce. He had two sons, Ronnie Robinson and Ray Robinson Jr.
As a child, he idolized and derived inspiration from Joe Louis.