"Sugar" Ray Robinson

Monday, 2 March 20150 comments

I am here to inform you on the greatest boxer of all time.
“Sugar” Ray Robinson.

Ray Robinson (born walker smith Jr) was born on May 3 1921 in alley, Georgia.
Robinson is often cited as the greatest boxer of all time because of his blinding speed and undeniable strength. His record stands at 200 fights, 173 wins, 19 losses and 6 draws. Robinson is the reason why the pound for pound rankings exist. Pound for pound rankings is where they rank boxers regardless of weight class. He was inducted into the hall of fame in 1990.
Robinson was 85-0 as an amateur boxer with 69 of those wins coming way of knockout, 40 in the first round. He turned professional at the age of 19 and by 1951 he had a near unbeaten record of 128-1-2.
From 1943 to 1951 he went on a 91 fight unbeaten streak. The third longest in boxing history. Robinson held the title from 1946 to 1951 he won the title later in the year

He retired in 1952 only to come back two years later and win the title once more in 1955. He became the first boxer in history to win a divisional title 5 times a feat he accomplished in 1958 by defeating Carmen basillo for the middleweight title.

Robinson is known for having one of the most legendary feuds in boxing history with Jake Lamotta. They fought 6 times, he won 5 of six bouts with him.
In 1959 due to his body fitness declining he performance declined as well. He fought Paul Pender a year later he was the 5-1 favourite but lost a split decision in front of a sold out crowd at Boston garden.

I hope you have enjoyed the time you took to read this and I hope if you have been educated in the fascinating sport of boxing and one of boxing’s all-time greats.

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