Sugar Ray Robinson pound for pound

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON WAS BORN ON MAY 3, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan

1932 Sugar was 11 years old when his mother, tired of her husband's absence from the family's life, up and left the city, moving herself, her son and two daughters to Harlem.
For the first bout of his career in 1936, he borrowed the Amateur Athletic Union card of another boxer, whose name was Ray Robinson, to enter the ring.
He won his first Golden Gloves title (featherweight) in 1939
1940 Sugar repeated the accomplishment and turned pro that same year.
IN 1946 Robinson finally did get his shot at the belt , he took home the crown with a unanimous 15-round decision over Tommy Bell
By 1958, he had become the first boxer to win a divisional world championship five times.
Robinson inspired Ali's famous matador style, which he used to defeat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title in 1964.
Robinson finally retired from the sport for good in 1965.
in 1984 The Ring magazine placed Robinson No. 1 in its book "The 100 Greatest Boxers of All Time."
1989 Robinson died because he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, had diabetes and hypertension.
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