Sugar Ray Robinson

Topics: Sugar Ray Robinson, Boxing, Joe Louis Pages: 2 (514 words) Published: November 6, 2011
Sugar Ray Robinson

In my opinion I think that Sugar Ray Robinson represents the words of Booker T. Washington "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacle which he has overcome''. The reason being is because he is the greatest boxer of all time. He was born in May 3, 1921, his real name is Walker Smith Jr., but he is best knows by his ring name Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson's amateur record was eighty five wins and zero loses and sixty nine of those victories were by way of knockout. By the time he was nineteen he became a professional fighter. Ray's total fights is two hundred which he has won one hundred seventy three, loosed nineteen , draw six and had two of his fights ended in a no contest. All the Hall of Fame boxers call Sugar Ray Robinson the greatest boxer ever to step in the ring. Sugar Ray was the youngest of three children. His father worked so much that he will only get to see him one day a week and that was on sundays. His parents divorce when he was the age of twelve, and him and his mother moved to New York City. Robinson plans where that one day he will be a doctor but his plans changed when he dropped out when he was in 9th grade. At the age of fourteen he developed the passion for boxing and tried to join a tournament but he was too young to enter. Because he was way to young to be in the tournament and in other to be in it you had to have an AAU membership card. In order for him to join the tournament he used his friends AAU membership. Robinson professional debut in the ring was in 1940 winning by a knockout in the second round, he fought Joe Echevarria. On February 27, 1943 Robinson was inducted into the United State Army, who paired with Joe Louis. They used to fight exhibition fights for the troops. Robinson got in trouble several times because he was arguing with his superiors, he felt that they were discriminated the black soldiers for not being aloud...
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