Al Robinson

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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 – January 24, 1974) was a boxer from Oakland, California 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.


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.


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

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