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Q: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61 ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: flash-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 25 Jul 2002 06:03 PDT
Expires: 24 Aug 2002 06:03 PDT
Question ID: 44969
I am working on a project to locate the autograph of every boxer
Muhammad Ali ever faced-Of the 50 fighters Ali faced one of the few
signatures I am missing is that of Jim Robinson-Robinson is a rather
obscure boxer having only 18 professional fights-Most of Robinson's
fights were in either in Miami or Philadelphia-His last fight was with
Kent Green in Miami in 1968-after that he seems to have vanished in
thin air-Can anyone help me locate the Jim Robinson that fought
Ali(please note that there were several boxers named Jim Robinson)or
help me find an authentic, verifiable Jim Robinson autograph?

Clarification of Question by flash-ga on 01 Aug 2002 06:54 PDT
Through reliable sources it has come to my attention that Mr. Robinson
may now be living in Kansas and that when he boxed he was known as
"Sweet" Jim Robinson.

Request for Question Clarification by alienintelligence-ga on 03 Aug 2002 00:12 PDT
Hi flash...

Are you still seeking an answer to 
your question? I might be able to 
find what you need.


Clarification of Question by flash-ga on 04 Aug 2002 02:41 PDT
Dear AI- Happy Sunday morning- Still looking to locate either Jim
Robinson or an authentic Jim Robinson autograph- You will become a
living legend in my home if you can locate the elusive Mr. Robinson or
his autograph- Anxiously awaiting your reply-Warmest regards- Stephen

Request for Question Clarification by brad-ga on 04 Aug 2002 15:01 PDT
Hello flash-ga,

If Jim has a wife named Donna, you'll probably find him in Wichita,
Using, his name, address and phone number pops up
and there's only one Jim listed there. is a good way to start searches on friends or
others that you'd like to contact.  Doesn't work if they have unlisted


Clarification of Question by flash-ga on 05 Aug 2002 08:50 PDT
Dear Brad-Thanks for the lead- When I punched in Jim Robinson atleast
8 Robinsons appeared on this reference site-I was actually looking for
a specific address or phone number. Thanks for the imput. Warmest
regards- Stephen/Flash

Request for Question Clarification by silviares-ga on 12 Aug 2002 16:12 PDT
Hello flash-ga

I was wondering if you have already tried contacting the Pennsylvania
and Florida State Athletic Commission.
From the commission you should be able to get all the information you
need, i.e.. promoter, matchmaker, managers plus the commission itself
should have the fight contracts on file.

The Florida commission can be found at

Office of the Executive Director
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida  32399-1016
Phone(850) 488-8500
Fax(850) 922-2249

Overnight Address
Florida State Boxing Commission
Suite 206
725 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

The Pennsylvania commission can be found at 

Pine Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
P: (717) 787-5720
F: (717) 783-0824

I know that you have been searching this autograph for a while so I
don't want to duplicate your work if you have already explore this
alternative. I you haven't I'll be happy to help you.


Clarification of Question by flash-ga on 13 Aug 2002 05:11 PDT
Dear Silviares- Thank you for your imput relative to my quest for a
Jim Robinson autograph- Your suggestions about contacting the state
athletic commissions could potentially help us- We have not ventured
down this road at all yet- Please feel free to persue this lead and
please advise if you strike gold! Wishing you the best of luck-
Warmest regards- Stephen/Flash
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61
From: brad-ga on 25 Jul 2002 10:09 PDT
If this is the same Jim Robinson that fough Tommy Gomez in 1942, he
would have been an over the hill boxer in 1961 when he met Cassius
Clay.  Probably born in the 1920's, he might be very old or deceased
by now.
It is possible that he is also called Slim Jim Robinson and was a
trainer for Witherspoon.
Also, could he have been the Jim Robinson who lost to Foster in 1967?
If so, he would have been in his forties.

Good luck.
Subject: Re: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61
From: flash-ga on 25 Jul 2002 10:44 PDT
Dear Brad-This in fact the Jim Robinson that lost to Bob Foster in
1967 in Washington,D.C. Slim Jim Robinson who trains Tim Witherspoon
is, to the the best of my knowledge, not the boxer we are looking
for-finally this is not the same Jim Robinson that fought Tommy Gomes
in 1942.All that being said, any ideas where we might locate the Jim
Robinson in question?
Subject: Re: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61
From: justaskscott-ga on 25 Jul 2002 21:20 PDT
Perhaps this will be a useful starting point for Researchers who are
looking for the answer:

"Jim Robinson"

I'm doubtful that Jim Robinson would be considered a public figure (at
least currently) -- so I'm also doubtful that the Researchers are
permitted to search for his current whereabouts.  However, searching
for a publicly-available autograph seems to be fair game.
Subject: Re: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61
From: juggler-ga on 26 Jul 2002 14:11 PDT
Ivan Robinson and Lamaine Robinson are two brothers from Philadelphia
who are boxers born in the 1970s. Their father is named James
Robinson. He's also Lamaine's trainer:
I haven't been able to determine whether he's the same Jim Robinson,
but he's in Philadelphia, involved in boxing and would probably be in
the right age range.
Subject: Re: Jim Robinson-Muhammad Ali opponent 02/07/61
From: flash-ga on 28 Jul 2002 04:24 PDT
Dear Juggler- Seems like a good lead- will follow up on Monday & will
keep you posted- Thanks for your imput. Warmest regards- Stephen

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