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On This Day: Sugar Ray Robinson proved he was a fighting phenomenon

Aged 38, Sugar Ray Robinson won back the world middleweight crown from Carmen Basilio in 1958
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sugar ray robinson

ONE hundred and fifty fights, just six defeats. Five separate occasions winner of the world middleweight title. Never in close to 18 years of professional fighting beaten twice by the same man.

There has never been a record like it. It is doubtful if there ever will be again.

Those simple, straightforward facts are the best way of telling a story of Sugar Ray Robinson. For the man who will be 38 in the first week in May has now reached the stage when all the superlatives have been used up trying to describe his fabulous fighting feats.