Sugar Ray Robinson
“Sugar” Ray Robinson’s mix of technique and toughness has influenced every fighter that has followed in his footsteps. His presence and intelligence on both sides of the ropes allowed him to command unprecedented salaries and make unequalled demands at that time. His approach to the “business of boxing” revolutionized what it meant for a fighter to “have a voice” in his career, in his future. Ray Robinson left an indelible mark as a trend-setter, torch-bearer and an everlasting example of what being an well-rounded athlete really means.