Al Robinson

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For the baseball player, see Al Robinson (baseball player).
Al Robinson
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City Featherweight

Albert "Al" Robinson (June 18, 1947 in Oakland, California – January 24, 1974) was a boxer who competed in the featherweight division (– 57 kg) during his career.

Amateur career[edit]

Robinson was the Featherweight (125 pounds) Silver Medalist in the 1968 Olympic Games. Robinson lost a disputed bout to gold medalist Antonio Roldan. Robinson was dominating the fight when suddenly the referee gave Robinson a warning, and about a minute later, the referee issued a second violation, an automatic disqualification.

Pro career[edit]

Robinson turned pro in 1969 and won his first six bouts before being KO'd by journeyman Fermin Soto. He recovered after the loss to win his next six bouts.

Death[edit]

On April 30, 1971, Robinson lapsed into a coma, after complaining that he was feeling ill after a workout at the New Oakland Boxing Club. Robinson never came out of the coma, and died on January 24, 1974.

References[edit]

  • "Robinson Remains in Semi Coma", May 10, 1971, Oakland Tribune
  • "Oakland Boxer Dies", January 26, 1974, San Mateo Times

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