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Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson

Author: Herb Boyd; Ray Robinson
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hailed by Muhammad Ali as "the king, the master, my idol," Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer America had seen since Joe Louis and is considered by many today to be, pound for pound, the best boxer the sport has ever known. With his graceful yet powerful style and Hollywood looks--which he would use to his advantage upon his final retirement from boxing--he embodied the very essence of the "sweet science."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boyd, Herb, 1938-
Pound for pound.
Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2007
(DLC) 2004050168
(OCoLC)55286694
Named Person: Sugar Ray Robinson; Sugar Ray Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herb Boyd; Ray Robinson
ISBN: 9780061354908 0061354902 9780061354915 0061354910
OCLC Number: 146242900
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed June 28, 2007).
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Herb Boyd ; with Ray Robinson II.

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Hailed by Muhammad Ali as "the king, the master, my idol," Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest boxer America had seen since Joe Louis and is considered by many today to be, pound for pound, the best boxer the sport has ever known. With his graceful yet powerful style and Hollywood looks--which he would use to his advantage upon his final retirement from boxing--he embodied the very essence of the "sweet science." Before he finally hung up his gloves in 1965, at the age of forty-four, Sugar Ray Robinson won 125 consecutive fights. At a time still characterized by discrimination, his victories, like those of Jackie Robinson, represented victories for all black America. And they were all the more symbolic because of the place he chose to call home--Harlem. Co-written with Robinson's son, Ray Robinson II, and thoroughly researched by Amsterdam News reporter Herb Boyd, this book is not only a definitive portrait of an emotionally complex man and his family, it is also a portrait of Harlem at the apex of its creativity.

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