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Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson

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Published by Thames Television in London .
Written in English

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  • Robinson, Sugar Ray.

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    Open LibraryOL14199736M

    "The Sugar Ray Robinson story, like most true-life fables, is often incredible. But it is, withal, a very human story--a story of poverty and riches, success and failure, pride and humility, good and bad."--New York Times Book Review Sugar Ray Robinson () was hailed as the finest boxer to ever enter a ring. Muhammad Ali once called him "the king, my master, my idol"--and indeed, he.   Sugar Ray Robinson is considered by many (Including Ali and Louis) to be the best pound for pound fighter of all time. His punches were "perfect", and .

    Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Sugar Ray Robinson books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.   Carmen Basilio, right, in the ring with Sugar Ray Robinson in , when Robinson regained his world middleweight title. Photograph: George Silk/Time & Life Pictures/Getty.

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Hailed by critics as a long overdue portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a man who was as elusive out of the ring as he was magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a lively and nuanced profile of an athlete who is arguably the best boxer the sport has ever known.

So great were Robinson's skills, he was eulogized by Woody Allen, compared to Joe Louis, and praised by Muhammad Ali, who called him "the /5(16). Contrasting styles make for the great rivalries in boxing.

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were one great example; Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta were another. Sugar Ray, the Harlem Dancing Master, and LaMotta, the so aptly called Bronx Bull fought each other a total of six : Bill Cayton.

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The Sugar Ray Robinson Story book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Over 25 years Sugar Ray Robinson ruled three divisions, from Ratings: 0.

In hands as skilled at the keyboard as Sugar Ray Robinson's were in the ring, this athlete would've been a great biography subject. His charisma and winning technique made him the prince of Harlem in the /5(16).

Early Years. Sugar Ray Robinson was born Walker Smith Jr. on May 3,although the location is a source of debate. Robinson's birth certificate lists his place of birth as Ailey, Georgia, while the boxer stated in his autobiography that he was born in Detroit, Michigan. What is Born: rows  Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, – Ap ) was an Losses: If you had actually told me I would read a book about a boxer, let alone enjoy it, I wouldnt have believed you but Wil Haygood has written a very readable biography of professional boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.

I decided to read this book as it was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for non-fiction/5. Sugar Ray Robinson is the author of SUGAR RAY ROBINSON STORY ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews) and Sugar Ray ( avg rating, 82 ratings, 10 review /5.

His newest book is titled, Being Sugar Ray: The Life of Sugar Ray Robinson, America's Greatest Boxer and First Celebrity Athlete. He spoke with [email protected] about why he wrote the book and what impact Sugar Ray Robinson has had on sports, society, race relations and business.

Sugar Ray Robinson, byname of Walker Smith, Jr., (born May 3,Detroit, Michigan, U.S.—died ApCulver City, California), American professional boxer, six times a world champion: once as a welterweight ( pounds), from toand five times as a middleweight ( pounds), between and He is considered by many authorities to have been the best fighter in.

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Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations 20 cm: Reviews. User-contributed reviews. Sugar Ray Robinson in front of his club and restaurant on th Street in Harlem, Credit George Karger/Time & Life Pictures — Getty ImagesAuthor: Pete Hamill.

Sugar Ray Robinson is such a fascinating character, so charismatic and glowing that anything written about him would be interesting. Unfortunately, this book has tried to get Sugar's naturally fascinating life to do all the work/5.

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