By Herb Boyd

Hailed via critics as an extended late portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a guy who used to be as elusive out of the hoop as he was once magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a full of life and nuanced profile of an athlete who's arguably the simplest boxer the game has ever recognized. So nice have been Robinson's abilities, he used to be eulogized by means of Woody Allen, in comparison to Joe Louis, and praised through Muhammad Ali, who referred to as him "the king, the grasp, my idol." however the comparable self-discipline that Robinson delivered to the game eluded him at domestic, best him to emotionally and bodily abuse his kin -- relatively his spouse, the attractive dancer Edna Mae, whose entrepreneurial talents helped Robinson construct an empire to which Harlemites have been inexorably drawn. Exposing Robinson's flaws in addition to placing his profession within the context of his lifestyles and instances, popular journalist and bestselling writer Herb Boyd, with Ray Robinson II, tells for the 1st time the complete tale of a fancy guy and sport-altering athlete.

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