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View Poll Results: Is Shane Mosley worthy of the nickname "Sugar"
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Sugar Ray Robinson is a hard act to follow but Ray Leonard's legacy is certainly worthy of bearing the name. What about Shane? Is he good enough for the name?
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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It's just a name. But if you're asking if he deserves to mentioned in the same breath as Robinson and Leonard, the answer is no. Which isn't a criticism, nor anything to be ashamed about. Few fighters DO deserve to be mentioned in the same breath.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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Its not just a name, it represents to an extent greatness. Robinson and Leonard are out of this world. Mosley has the talent and attributes but does he hold a legacy?
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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Many would argue that only Robinson warrants the moniker 'Sugar'
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:56 PM   #5
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I always thought it was a bit of a shit nickname to be honest.blasphemy no doubt, but it's not up to much imo.Almost as bad as "kid".

You could have called Robinson anything and hte guy was such a great figher it would have had a good chance of sticking
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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Sugar Poo Robinson
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:29 PM   #7
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Watermelon Ray.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #8
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Really Rather Good Ray Robinson
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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Well, Mosley is better than Sugar Ray Seales.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #10
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I think so, one top fighter an era should be allowed it and Shane warrants it this era. Theres only one 'real' Sugar though.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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I think so too. In terms of ability hes at the bottom of those three, but this is a new generation of boxing, and Shane has fought just about everyone and fought everyone tough. He didnt miss too many of the name guys of his era, and always fought hard.
I knew the Vernon Forrest fight was going to test that "sugar" tag, and Forrest kicked the shit out of him.
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:51 PM   #12
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Hes better than Thulani "Sugarboy" Malinga too
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:52 PM   #13
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I think so too. In terms of ability hes at the bottom of those three, but this is a new generation of boxing, and Shane has fought just about everyone and fought everyone tough. He didnt miss too many of the name guys of his era, and always fought hard.
I knew the Vernon Forrest fight was going to test that "sugar" tag, and Forrest kicked the shit out of him.
The only significant fight that he missed, which I can't fault him for is the fight against Trinidad. You think he could have beaten tito?
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Old 12-05-2009, 08:58 PM   #14
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The only significant fight that he missed, which I can't fault him for is the fight against Trinidad. You think he could have beaten tito?
Probably not. Tito had a good jab and a massive lefthook, he also fought pretty tall, which troubled Mosley against Forrest.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:02 PM   #15
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Oh! Quite Excellent Ray Robinson
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