40-Plus and in the Ring

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  • Larry Holmes
  • “Sugar” Ray Leonard
  • “Sugar” Ray Robinson
  • George Foreman
  • Archie Moore
  • Bernard Hopkins
  • Roy Jones Jr.
  • Evander Holyfield
  • Antonio Tarver
  • Oliver McCall

“Sugar” Ray Robinson

Referred to as the greatest of all time by fellow boxer Muhammad Ali, “Sugar” Ray Robinson, was 44 years old when he retired in 1965. He had a record of 173 wins (with 108 knockouts) and 19 losses. In his last fight against boxer Joey Archer in 1965 he was soundly defeated and lost via a unanimous decision. During his career, he held the world welterweight title (1946-1951) and world middleweight title (1951 and 1955 and 1958). He died in 1989.

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