Nate Robinson is a former heavyweight champion from Queens.
He was also a former world champion.
But Robinson was born in Brooklyn, New York, and he’s never lived in Queens, where he grew up.
He’s been boxing since the age of six.
Robinson and his brother Nate were part of the Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) inaugural class of 2015.
Robinson won the WBC heavyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on March 4, 2015.
The win catapulted Robinson into boxing’s elite ranks, a feat he’s held ever since.
Robinson was also one of the most decorated athletes in boxing history, winning three world titles and five Olympic gold medals.
Robinson has been a boxing champion since his early teens.
His career also included stops at the Olympic Games and the World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight championship, the WBO middleweight championship, and the WBA light heavyweight championship.
Robinson trained under two world champions: Mayweather and Pacquia.
Robinson had an illustrious career as a professional boxer, winning titles in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.
Robinson fought Pacquierto on three separate occasions.
Robinson’s professional career began when he was 12 years old.
Robinson competed in the United States Youth Boxing League in Los Angeles, but he never fought in the ring.
Robinson, who would go on to be a boxer, was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1983.
In 1984, Robinson left the Dodgers to train with his brother, Nate, and join the Brooklyn Boxing Hall of Fame.
Robinson retired in 1990 after winning the WEC middleweight title in his last professional fight.
Robinson became the first boxer ever inducted into the BWAA’s Hall of Famer Hall of Famers, and was inducted as a member of the BWAAA’s Hall Of Fame in 1993.
Robinson said that he’s always dreamed of becoming a boxer.
Robinson began training in boxing after he graduated from high school.
He trained under Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquinas in Brooklyn.
Robinson worked with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Nate Robinson on several occasions in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
Robinson also trained under Pacquio and Manny Jr. Mayweather and Nate were among the many fighters Robinson trained with in Brooklyn during his career.
Robinson made his professional debut in 1983 with the New York-Pennzoil Lightweight Boxing Championship.
In 1986, Robinson defeated Oscar De La Hoya in a unification bout.
Robinson went on to defeat Andre Ward in a fight at Madison Square Garden.
Robinson captured the WSB heavyweight title in 1989 and the interim WBC lightweight title in 1990.
Robinson finished the 1990 season undefeated with four knockouts.
In 1991, Robinson was inductee into the Brooklyn Baseball Hall of Honor.
Robinson returned to boxing in 1994, fighting for the Brooklyn Bats in the Brooklyn Nets Minor League Baseball league.
Robinson ended up fighting for three different teams: the Bats, the Staten Island Mets, and New York Mets.
Robinson did not make the majors.
He only made it to the Majors after being promoted to the Brooklyn Aces in 1996.
Robinson defeated Mike Cale, Jose Hernandez, and Mike “Bobby” Thompson in his debut for the Aces.
Robinson earned a spot on the MLB roster after the 1997 season, where his debut ended in a double-overtime loss to Tim Kennedy.
Robinson moved up to the Major Leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999.
Robinson joined the New Jersey Devils in 2002.
Robinson entered the 2001 season as the third member of Brooklyn’s heavyweight line-up.
Robinson stopped Shawn Crawford, Jose Fernandez, and Francisco Rodriguez in a nine-round decision.
Robinson again stopped Jose Hernandez in a twelve-round victory over Juan Diaz.
Robinson followed up his first win against Jose Hernandez with a twelve round knockout of Juan Rodriguez in the second round of a rematch.
Robinson suffered a knockout loss to Juan Diaz in a rematch in the third round of their rematch.
After a year of retirement, Robinson made a brief return to the ring in 2005.
Robinson dominated the division in 2006, defeating Shane Mosley and Miguel Cotto in a five-round battle for the WABB heavyweight title.
Robinson took a unanimous-decision victory over Shane Mosleley at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on May 20, 2006.
Robinson signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008.
Robinson spent the 2009 season with the San Francisco Giants.
Robinson enjoyed a successful professional career in the US, as he won a World Series title in 2009 and a National League pennant in 2010.
Robinson is the only player in MLB history to have three World Series rings.
Robinson left baseball after the 2010 season.
He had not been signed by a major league team since 2006.
Robinson was induct into the New Zealand Baseball Hall Of Famer’s Hall in 2011.
Robinson continued to train in boxing, but was unable to compete in the 2016 season due to a shoulder injury