Originally Posted by john garfield
Sugar Ray Robinson showed me how to extend my jab by dipping a knee, how to draw a right hand and counter over it . . . and countless other tips and encouragement.
I tried to emulate everything about him, from what he wore in the gym to his stance in the ring. But it did me no more good than trying to hit home runs copying Ted Williams stance. And, as far as his gym gear, no matter how I pulled and tugged, it never looked quite the same on me.
Once after sparring a round, I looked down and saw Robinson at ringside. He gave me an approving nod. I couldn't have been prouder if I'd won a title.
That's probably the coolest thing I've read on this forum, or anywhere. That's just crazy cool