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Old 04-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #61
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Default Re: Educate me on Ray Robinson

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I apologize if this thread was made before but i could not find it.
I am new to boxing and i don't know much about him. I did some work with boxrec but thats just "on paper material".
What made him so great ? (please don't talk abut athleticism).
What were those great wins that put him down in history as the greatest ?
No need to apologize, but the reason we have pound for pound is because of SRR. The writers at that time wanted to showcase Ray in a way that would get people really talking.

No coverage is available of his prime at Welter, but what we see in his middleweight days is sublime.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #62
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I think SRR is the most complete fighter I have ever seen. In terms of skill, repertoire, chin adaptability. The very best to date P4P.

To the TS, go to YouTube and watch some fights, you will find out how good he was.

If you are new to boxing just remember the sport was different back then with gloves numbers of rounds etc, also a lot of the old film footage can make the action look a bit more ploddiing than it was or is very poor quality. If you start with SRR and move forward in time you will cover what most people would think as the modern era of boxing and you see how it all evolved. It should be noted that SRR was the prototype for Ali to follow, so without SRR we would not have got Ali.

SRR=The Dogs Bollocks
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