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..The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Series : 'Sugar' Ray Robinson...
This is a new series I think I'll start on the forum. I'll post one fighter each week and we'll discuss said fighter.
The first fighter is 'Sugar' Ray Robinson.
The way this works is you mention the good, bad and ugly about their careers. The runs/streaks in their careers, the fights, the aspects to their skills and fights. All of that applies. Even things outside of the ring can apply if it's important to you.
I'll start us off.
Obviously, the list of positives is nearly endless. One of the most revered boxers of all time. Technical, but could be a brawler. Fast. Powerful. Moved up the weight divisions and did pretty well for himself. Had an incredible streak of being undefeated and then a few streaks after that. I could go on and on.
Like many fighters, especially black fighters, he was forced to fight on longer than he should have. Due to the fact that it's so prevalent, it doesn't take away too much. You'd just hope that one of the greatest to ever do this, potentially the greatest, would have been the exception. It also sucks that he wasn't able to last in the Light Heavyweight championship bout.
His bad business dealings. Part of the reason he continued to fight on when he shouldn't have, was because he had to. And he had to, in part, due to the fact that he had quite a few failed businesses. It's unfortunate, because he was trying to set up his future. It happens.
So, that's how it is.
You can list things unique to yourself and so on and so forth.
So, break down the fighter few other fighters could. Lol.