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Being Sugar Ray

The Life of Sugar Ray Robinson, America"s Greatest Boxer And First Celebrity Athlete

by Kenneth Shropshire

  • 126 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Basic Civitas Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7594008M
ISBN 100465078036
ISBN 109780465078035
OCLC/WorldCa72698686

  But one thing is irrefutable: Sugar Ray Leonard’s book, being published on the anniversary of D-Day, has a bomb burst all its own. Buzz Bissinger, a sports columnist for .   Considered one of the greatest boxers of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson held the world welterweight title from to , and by , he had become the first boxer to .

"Sugar Ray Robinson () was hailed as the finest boxer to ever enter a ring. Muhammad Ali once called him ""the king, my master, my idol""--and indeed, . Sugar Ray Robinson, American professional boxer, six times a world champion: once as a welterweight ( pounds), from to , and five times as a middleweight ( pounds), between and He is considered by many authorities to have been the best fighter in history.

  I just don’t have a problem with being called that anymore. I’m pretty woke.” The nickname first surfaced publicly when McGrath was the subject of a viral video in the early s, in which he aggressively confronts a teen that yelled out “Sugar Gay!” as the former co-host of “Extra” exited a Los Angeles nightclub. The Sugar Ray Robinson Story book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Over 25 years Sugar Ray Robinson ruled three divisions, from.


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In Being Sugar Ray, acclaimed scholar Kenneth Shropshire contends that Sugar Ray Robinson's influence extends far beyond the ring.

It was Robinson who introduced America to the athlete as entrepreneur and celebrity. From his business empire to his prized flamingo pink Cadillac, described as the Hope Diamond of Harlem, Sugar Ray was the /5(9). Sugar ray started his professional boxing career in at 19 years of age.

The whole book basically illustrates the stories and the way he carried himself compared to other boxers and other people. I loved the book because it was very inspiring to me and connected to me b Sugar Ray Robinson by Kenneth L. Shropshire is a biography about Sugar /5.

Sugar Ray - Stars I wanted to love this book. I wanted to love Sugar Ray - he was Ali's hero and in a lot of circles he is considered pound for pound the greatest boxer of all time. I wanted to love this book and Sugar Ray - but unfortunately I didn't/5(40).

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Shipping & Returns. Q&: $ The book takes a number of themes such as style; business dealings, competitor rivalries and followers/hangers on and covers each in a chapter built around events in Sugar Ray's life. These are expanded to include reactions under the scrutiny of the media; mega financial wealth from very poor beginnings and obtaining status and respect with /5.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 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.

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Sugar Ray Robinson transcended race and sport to become a celebrity athlete in a way that no one-white or black-had accomplished before him. From his business empire to his prized flamingo pink Cadillac, described as the Hope Diamond of Harlem, Kenneth Shropshire shows Sugar Ray was the trailblazer whom every athlete since has been trying.

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An examination of the life of boxer Sugar Ray Robinson and his influence—both direct and indirect—on athletes who came after.

This digression-laden biography is less an in-depth character study than a prism through which to view the evolution of the modern celebrity athlete.

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Sugar Ray Leonard was a boxer that had boxed in the ’s. The book, Sugar Ray Leonard, by James Haskins, is a book that I would recommend to anyone that likes to read exciting and interesting books.

You should read this book because it’s exciting and interesting. It /5(2). "The Sugar Ray Robinson story, like most true-life fables, is often incredible. But it is, withal, a very human story—a story of poverty and riches, success and failure, pride and humility, good and bad."—New York Times Book Review Sugar Ray Robinson () was hailed as the finest boxer to ever enter a : Hachette Books.