Alberto ROBINSON

United States of America USA

Boxing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Mexico City 1968
  • Year of Birth
    1947
Olympic Results

Biography

Alberto ROBINSON

Albert Robinson, winner of a bronze medal in the featherweight class at the 1967 Pan American Games, had no luck. In the 1968 Olympic final against Antonio Roldán of Mexico, Robinson appeared to be in complete control when the bout was stopped in the second round. But, amazingly the referee gave the verdict to Roldán, disqualifying Robinson for head butts. Films of the fight failed to show the infraction, and Robinson was allowed to keep the silver medal, unusual for a disqualified fighter. Shortly after the Olympics, Al Robinson began a pro career which was progressing nicely until 30 April 1971, when he collapsed during a workout. He never regained consciousness, dying three years later.

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Mexico City 1968

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Featherweight (≤57 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤57 kilograms) Boxing