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SUGAR RAY ROBINSON: MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

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SUGAR RAY ROBINSON: MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION

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Sugar Ray Robinson is widely regarded as the greatest boxer of all time. The man born Walker Smith Jr. gained worldwide fame and fistic immortality during four dramatic reigns as middleweight champion in the 1950s, but his prime years were in the previous decade as an untouchable welterweight. Robinson was recognized by boxing aficionados and the sports press as one of the best prize fighters ever very early in his pro career, which began in October 1940. He compiled a 26-0 record in his first 12 months as a pro, beating future lightweight champ Sammy Angott, future welterweight champ Marty Servo and recently dethroned welterweight king Fritzie Zivic during that span.

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