Originally Posted by achillesthegreat
Agreed. Nonsense. Burley was a tough style for him but this is Sugar we are talking about.
Yep. Not to mention that Burley and almost all the members of the black murderers row were slightly before his time. Burley was older and also a lot bigger than Robinson. People feel for Burley and rightly so, so they look at Robinson and say he didn't give him a title shot which is wrong. Cerdan and Zale are to blame they were the middleweight champs in Burley's era. And later even Lamotta before Ray Robinson was.
Robinson wasn't in his division and was younger. It's like saying Mayweather or Pacquiao are ducking Pavlik when he was the middleweight champ or Martinez now. You can't duck what's not in your radar.