Sugar Ray Robinson is regarded as the greatest boxer of all time. His national appeal inside and outside of the ring defined a generation of boxers that continues to influence everyone who has a desire to step into the ring.
After obtaining a 85-0 amateur record, Robinson turned professional in 1940 where he obtained a 128-1-1 record in the first 11 years in his career.
He would go on to compile a 173-19-6 record with one loss coming by TKO due to heat prostration.
A short list of some of the greatest fighters he has fought and beaten include Jake Lamotta, Carmen Basilio, Gene Fullmer, Henry Armstrong, Rocky Graziano and Kid Gavilian.
With the left or the right, Robinson could present a challenge to any boxer of any style with a unique boxing IQ and a vast arsenal of punches at a speed that is rare for someone his size. He fought at lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight.
Robinson defined the science of boxing, and it's one of he hardest things to master, which he did.
Prediction: At welterweight, Robinson was the greatest boxer ever, period. Pacquiao has had his share of quality opponents at welterweight but does he have 15 Hall of Famers to his credit like Robinson?
Robinson had faced one Filipino fighter named Bernard Docusen, who resembles Pacquiao style-wise. He did give Robinson problems early, but that's bound to happen every once and a while.
There is a good guarantee Robinson would be at his very best for this fight and so would Pacquiao. With a five-inch reach and height advantage, it's hard to see Pacquiao having any success at all against Robinson.
Result: Robinson by fifth round TKO
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