Rubin Carter, the most popular middleweight boxer of all time, and Mae Thelma are the parent of Raheem Carter and Theodora Carter.
He began his boxing career in 1961. Throughout his career, he won 27 fights, 19 by knockout, and drew one. Carter did lose 12 times in his career, including a close bout for the middleweight championship against Joey Giardello in 1964.
Carter’s career, however, was cut short when he was framed in a triple homicide case in which victims Hazel Tanis, Fred Nauyoks, and James Oliver died as a result of gunshot wounds. The deaths occurred in 1966 at the LaFayette Bar and Grill in New Jersey. Despite having an alibi and prosecutors establishing no motivation for Carter to commit the crime, Carter was convicted in the case.
He won an appeal and was temporarily released, only to be convicted again when new prosecutors brought up an old hypothesis about why Carter might have done the murders. Carter was imprisoned for 19 years until being released after a court overturned the conviction due to major flaws with the prosecution’s conduct, as well as important facts pointing to Carter’s innocence being omitted from the earlier trial.
During the mid-1970s, his case became a source of celébrè for several civil rights leaders, politicians, and artists. He was released from prison in 1985 after a federal judge reversed his convictions.
Carter became a professional boxer after his release from prison in September 1961. Carter was 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) shorter than the average middleweight while fighting his whole professional career at 155-160 lb (70-72.6 kg).
His aggressive style and hitting strength (which resulted in several early-round knockouts) garnered notice, making him a fan favorite and earning him the moniker “Hurricane.”
In July 1963, The Ring named him a “Top 10” middleweight contender. He was ranked fifth among middleweights at the end of 1965.
He fought six fights in 1963, winning four and losing two. He stayed in the bottom half of the rankings until December 20, when he astonished the boxing world by knocking out former and future world champion Emile Griffith twice in the opening round and scoring a technical knockout.
Carter’s standing in The Ring began to fall after that battle. He fought nine times in 1965, winning five but losing three against contenders Luis Manuel Rodrguez, Dick Tiger, and Harry Scott.
Thelma and Robin Carter married life
Mae Thelma Carter and Robin Carter married in 1963 and were blessed with two children, Theodora Carter and Raheem Carter. In 1984, Mae Thelma and Robin divorced. Robin Carter married his second wife, Lisa Peters, after their divorce, but they eventually divorced. In 2011, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He died of the condition on April 20, 2014, at the age of 76, in Toronto.
Robin Carter children: Meet Theodora Carter and Raheem Carter
Mae Thelma and Robin Carter were blessed with two children, named, Theodora Carter, and Raheem Carter.
Raheem Carter’s estimated net worth is unknown since he did not disclose his net worth to the public.