Being Sugar Ray: Sugar Ray Robinson, America's Greatest Boxer and First Celebrity Athlete
Muhammad Ali memorably referred to Sugar Ray Robinson as “the king, the master, my idol,” and rarely a fight fan has chosen to argue too much with those words. With a career spanning three decades, multiple championships, over two hundred fights (without once taking a 10-count), and more victories than Joe Louis and Ali combined it was no surprise when RING magazine named Robinson “pound for pound, the best boxer of all time.” 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 trailblazer whom every athlete since has been trying, consciously or otherwise, to emulate.
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BEING SUGAR RAY: The Life of Sugar Ray Robinson, America's Greatest Boxer and the First Celebrity AthleteUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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 ... Read full review
Being Sugar Ray: the life of Sugar Ray Robinson, America's greatest boxer and first celebrity athleteUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Shropshire (The Business of Sports Agents) calls this "the biography of an idea": Sugar Ray Robinson as the first sports figure to engineer a synergistic success machine out of a flashy image, a fancy ... Read full review
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