Sugar Ray held the World Middleweight Championship fives times between 1951-1960.
Sugar Ray lost his first professional fight to Jake LaMotta on February 5, 1943, after winning his first 40 fights.
Sugar Ray had a 91 fight winning-streak from February 19, 1943, through July 1, 1951.
In 1999, the AP named Sugar Ray the greatest Welterweight and Middleweight boxer of the 20th Century.
The Ring magazine voted Sugar Ray Robinson "pound for pound, the best boxer of all time."
Sugar Ray started fighting under the name Ray Robinson because he was too young to fight in a tournament and borrowed a friend's fight card.
Sugar Ray is mentioned in the lyrics of Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire."
Sugar Ray is featured in the video game Fight Night: Round 3.
Sugar Ray was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1967.
In 2007, ESPN.com named Sugar Ray Robinson the greatest boxer of all-time.
Sugar Ray had a record of 40-0 after his first 40 professional fights.
Sugar Ray was 85-0 as an amateur boxer with 69 knockouts.
Sugar Ray: My business is hurting people.
Sugar Ray: Fighting, to me, seems barbaric. I don't really like it. I enjoy out-thinking another man and out-maneuvering him, but I still don't like to fight.
Sugar Ray: You always say 'I'll quit when I start to slide', and then one morning you wake up and realize you've done slid.
Sugar Ray: I ain't never liked violence.
Sugar Ray: I've always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.
Sugar Ray: To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
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