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Robinson, Ray 1949-

Overview
Works: 2 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 752 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction 
Classifications: GV1132.R6, 796.83092
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Most widely held works by Ray Robinson
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson by Herb Boyd( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson by Herb Boyd( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many consider "Sugar" Ray Robinson the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in history. And this riveting biography tells it all: Ray's rise from poverty, his Golden Gloves triumphs, his bouts with Jake LaMatta, his rumbles with Rocky Graziano, his stint with Uncle Sam, and his 125 consecutive victories. Listeners also join Ray in his struggles with the IRS and the Mafia
 
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Pound for pound : a biography of Sugar Ray Robinson
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Alternative Names
Robinson, Ray

Languages
English (14)