Sugar Ray Robinson        .....Someone once said there was a comparison between Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson. Believe me, there's no comparison. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest.  —Sugar Ray Leonard      ....The king, the master, my idol.  —Muhammad Ali       ....He was the greatest. Pound for pound, the greatest fighter who ever lived. There's no question about it.  —Jake La Motta

Sugar Ray Robinson .....Someone once said there was a comparison between Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson. Believe me, there's no comparison. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest. —Sugar Ray Leonard ....The king, the master, my idol. —Muhammad Ali ....He was the greatest. Pound for pound, the greatest fighter who ever lived. There's no question about it. —Jake La Motta

Sugar Ray Robinson, the G.O.A.T., was born in Detroit on this date in 1921. ...

Sugar Ray Robinson, the G.O.A.T., was born in Detroit on this date in 1921. ...

Sugar Ray Robinson skipping to music as a routine in his training camp (© Ralph Morse)

Sugar Ray Robinson skipping to music as a routine in his training camp (© Ralph Morse)

Sugar Ray Robinson 1957 Archival Photo Sports Poster Prints from AllPosters.com - $9.99

Sugar Ray Robinson 1957 Archival Photo Sports Poster

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Boxing Legends Sugar Ray Robinson, Marvin Hagler, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Norton & former L.A. mayor, Tom Bradley (left).

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Boxing Legends Sugar Ray Robinson, Marvin Hagler, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Norton & former L.A. mayor, Tom Bradley (left).

"The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, I’m surprised I’m not diabetic.” The flamboyant personality of the affable and good-natured LaMotta, whose personal life was nonetheless stormy and turbulent with women, could not have described it better for the press.

"The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, I’m surprised I’m not diabetic.” The flamboyant personality of the affable and good-natured LaMotta, whose personal life was nonetheless stormy and turbulent with women, could not have described it better for the press.

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