Ivan Robinson

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Ivan "Mighty" Robinson (born February 27, 1971 in Philadelphia) is a boxer who has compiled a record of 36-12-2 (12 KOs) since becoming a professional in 1992. He attended Simon Gratz High School.

Amateur career[edit]

Robinson had a stellar amateur career and was a national amateur champion. Some of his highlights are below:

  • Featherweight Silver Medalist at 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, United States. Results were:
  • 1991 United States Amateur Featherweight Champion
  • 1991 World Championships in Sydney, Australia, competed as a Featherweight. Results were:
  • Attempted to qualify for the Olympics as a Featherweight at the 1992 Olympic Trials in competition at Worcester, MA. Results were:

Professional career[edit]

Robinson had been a lightweight and Junior Welterweight contender. He has been in several notable bouts, particularly his first victory over Arturo Gatti,[1] a fight that was voted Fight of the Year by Ring magazine. Other notable bouts include his second bout with Gatti, (which he also won), and his 12 round whirlwind bout with then lightweight champion Phillip Holiday. Robinson fought on May 28, 2005, when he lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Julio César Chávez at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

He won the USBA and NABF lightweight titles over his career. Fans consider Robinson a great sportsman, who fought Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez and fought wars with Arturo Gatti.


  1. ^ "Robinson, Gatti rematch in the works". Lodi News-Sentinel (AP). 24 August 1998. p. 15. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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Regional titles
Title last held by
John Lark
USBA Lightweight Champion
October 17, 1994 – July 1, 1997
Succeeded by
Israel Cardona
Vince Phillips KO10 Kostya Tszyu
The Ring Magazine Upset of the Year
W10 Arturo Gatti I

Willy Wise W10 Julio César Chávez
Arturo Gatti KO5 Gabriel Ruelas
The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year
W10 Arturo Gatti I

Paulie Ayala W12 Johnny Tapia