Boxing is only my 2nd favorite sport, after basketball, but sugar is the greatest athlete of all time 11 years went 128-1-2 against the best competition like angott zivic Lamotta Basora brimm Doyle and many more. Even when he was past his prime he beat Turpin fullmer Basilio etc. Sure he might not have fought burley marshall or others but with the amount of depth in his era it's expected that he wouldn't be able to get everyone. If he fought those guys people would be saying he never fought Lamotta or Olson or someone else. To have that kind of consistency for that many years with only one loss is just unbelievable. There hasn't even been a sports team with that kind of consistency let alone an individual athlete. Maybe u can say bill Russell with 11 rings in 13 yrs but he needed to do far less to win those titles than modern players since he was in an 8 team league Michael jordan was great but he only had 8-9 years as the best player with 6 titles. Pas his prime had nowhere near the success of sugar Pele won 3 world cups but he was injured for the majority of his 2nd and didn't play. Maybe the fact that World Cup is only every 4 year makes him close but I don't think it's enough Ali himself says sugar ray is the greatest and as great as he was he didn't have the consistency or quality of robinson. Henry Armstrong is close but I don't think he's higher than number 2 in boxing. Nfl has jerry rice nhl has Gretzky Still not good enough Mma is too new to say any of them are close to the greatest. baseball is a fake sport - but seriously nobody in mlb is on sugars level and cricket is good but nobody dominates it like sugar. Bradman played at an underdeveloped time So yeah sugar ray robinson is not just the greatest boxer but greatest athlete of all time.