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Robinson, Jimmy (boxer)

Robinson, a lightweight boxer who weighed around 142 pounds, was born in Louisville, KY. He started his career in 1946, boxing against Frankie Malone in Louisville, KY. The bout ended in a 4-4 draw. Many of Robinson's fights took place in Louisville or in a neighboring state. His career ended July 1951 with a loss to Gene George Carpentier, in a fight that was held in Newark, NJ. Robinson's overall record was 24 wins with 11 KOs, 16 losses with 4 KOs, and 3 draws. For more see Jimmy Robinson at


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