Pound For Pound For All-Time The Greatest Was Sugar Ray Robinson

Rich PerezContributor IAugust 19, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV-The Greatest Pound for Pound fighter of all time is Sugar Ray Robinson. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the Boxing circles who would disagree here.

We often hear the term Pound for Pound and think of guys like Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and currently Manny.

When you say "The Greatest" many think of Muhammed Ali and the self proclaimed label...Overall without a shadow of doubt Ali was the greatest entertaining heavyweight champion we ever saw in the ring.

Robinson was 74-1 when he finally got a title bought against Tommy Bell. Robinson had 40 KO's at that point in the first round.

Robinson had epic fights as a Welterweight and a Middleweight. To detail those would make this article very long...


Statistics
Real nameWalker Smith Jr.
NicknameSugar
Rated atWelterweight,
Middleweight,
Light-Heavyweight
NationalityAmerican
Birth dateMay 3, 1921
Birth placeAiley, Georgia
Death dateApril 12 1989 (aged 67)
Death placeCulver City, California
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights202
Wins175
Wins by KO108
Losses19
Draws6
No contests2

Statistics
Real nameWalker Smith Jr.
NicknameSugar
Rated atWelterweight,
Middleweight,
Light-Heavyweight
NationalityAmerican
Birth dateMay 3, 1921
Birth placeAiley, Georgia
Death dateApril 12 1989 (aged 67)
Death placeCulver City, California
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights202
Wins175
Wins by KO108
Losses19
Draws6
No contests2

Amateur Achievements

  • Amateur Record: 85-0 with 69 Ko's.

Awards & Recognition

  • Named "The Ring" "Fighter of the Year" for 1942 and 1951
  • Named the "Fighter of the Decade" (1950s) by "The Ring"
  • Inducted into the International Boxing hall of Fame in 1990
  • Named "Fighter of the Century" as well as "Best Middleweight & Best Welterweight of the Century" by The Associated Press in 1999
  • Named the 11th Greatest Puncher by "The Ring" in 2003
  • Inducted into the Georgia Sports hall of Fame in 2006
  • The United States Postal Service honored Robinson with a stamp in 2006.(above)

HEIGHT-5'11" to 6'0"
Promo Photo
Sugar Ray Robinson a legend in our past never to be forgotten.