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The Sugar Ray Robinson Story By John Jarrett

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Sugar Ray Robinson was boxing royalty. King of the world. Personality with a punch. Over 25 years he ruled three divisions, from lightweight to middleweight. As a kid he had danced for pennies on the streets of Harlem, and he danced again in the ring from New York and Vegas to Paris and back again. The greatest pound-for-pound fighter in history.

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The Sugar Ray Robinson Story: Boxing's Comeback King by John Jarrett

Sugar Ray Robinson was boxing royalty. King of the world. Personality with a punch. Over 25 years he ruled three divisions, from lightweight to middleweight. As a kid he had danced for pennies on the streets of Harlem, and he danced again in the ring from New York and Vegas to Paris and back again. The greatest pound-for-pound fighter in history. After a brilliant amateur career he turned professional in 1940 and won his first 40 contests before Jake LaMotta snapped his streak of 123 fights. He was unbeaten over the next nine years and would beat LaMotta in five of their six fights, taking his middleweight title in the process. One of Ray's toughest fights was with Uncle Sam over his $4 million fight earnings. He built and lost a Harlem business empire before retiring from the ring and entering showbiz. The great fighter proved a philandering husband and a redundant father before settling down with his third wife, Millie, in California where he set up the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation, teaching kids about sports and life.

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About John Jarrett


John Jarrett is the author of nine boxing books including Rocky Marciano: The Brockton Blockbuster; Max Baer: Clown Prince of Boxing; and Dempsey and the Wild Bull. He has written about the sport since 1951 for publications such as Boxing News, International Boxing and Boxing Pictorial. In 1978 Jarrett was appointed Northern Area secretary for the British Boxing Board of Control, a position he still holds today.

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GOR011101865
The Sugar Ray Robinson Story: Boxing's Comeback King by John Jarrett
John Jarrett
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pitch Publishing Ltd
2019-09-09
288
1785315358
9781785315350
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.