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Boxing's Greatest Fighters: Sugar Ray Leonard

Originally Published: April 3, 2007
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Many old-timers believe that there was only one "Sugar" and that was Sugar Ray Robinson, In fact, Robinson had tried to preserve his ring name in the face of a fistic avalanche of other "Sugars." One time, so the story goes, when Robinson faced another of the so-called pretenders to the "Sugar" name, George Costner, before the fight reputedly told Costner, "Now I'll show you who's the real 'Sugar'," and proceeded to prove his point by laying Costner out endwise in one round. Afterward, Robinson ...

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