Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Sugar Ray Robinson Rules a Middleweight Golden Age in the 1950sWhat with Sugar Ray Robinson generally considered the greatest middleweight of all time, and his heyday being the 1950s, here's my list of the five best middleweights of that decade.  There's been no shortage of great middleweights prior to the '50s -- Harry Greb, for instance -- as well as since (the name Marvelous Marvin Hagler leaps to mind), but the Eisenhower era was certainly golden.Sugar Ray Robinson - Public Domain Photo1.  Sugar Ray Robinson (1940-1965; 173-19-6, 108 KOs).  One too often hears the expression "born fighter", but it fits Robinson like a Savile Row suit.  He entered the professional ring in 1940, winning 40 bouts in a row, 29 by KO or TKO.  Jake LaMotta handed him his first defeat in 1943.  The two men fought six times, Robinson winning all but the first.Five-time holder of the middleweight crown, Robinson first won the title in 1951 by stopping LaMotta in the 13th round of their final ...
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