Philadelphia’s welterweight No. 9 contender in the WBC and the WBO hasn’t fought since June of 2017 after going 3-0 for the year up until then.
The tall southpaw Robinson, 24-2 (12) at 31 has been a “man in waiting for years. He hasn’t lost since July of 2010 when he lost to Shawn Porter then 15-0. In those seven years Robinson has gone 13-0 (8).
WBO champion Jeff Horn’s people agreed to fight Robinson per Robinson’s manager David McWater but Horns promoter Top Rank shot it down and instead took the No. 10 contender Gary Corcoran from the UK. There’s no way Corcoran could hold his own with Robinson.
Now that the two-division former world champion from Philadelphia Danny “Swift” Garcia, 33-1 (19), is scheduled to fight he too continues to pass over Robinson to fight No. 11 in the WBC in former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios, 34-3-1 (25), in February in Las Vegas, NV. Rios has only fought one fight in the last two years and 3-2 as a welterweight.
An all Philadelphia fight between Garcia and Robinson has been proposed to the Garcia people for years with no reply. I myself asked Garica’s trainer and father Angel about that handing him a fake $1,000,000 bill and he said “for that much we would fight him!” That’s when Garcia was preparing for Rod Salka who was 133 in his previous fight and had to come in over 140 for the Garica non-title bout in which he was stopped in the first round.
Robinson may be fighting out of the country soon per his manager MacWater. It’s bad when you can’t come up with a suitable fight in your own country. Hard Hitting Promotions out of Philadelphia have featured Robinson and were talking about doing it again in February or March but they haven’t announced their next event though it could be in Puerto Rico.
“Well that did not work out overseas for no one wanted to fight so I am waiting until my manager (McWater) gives me a date,” said Ray Robinson.