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The sugar in the sweet science

Updated: October 12, 2006, 9:51 AM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

"He hit me with this left hook I never seen, heard or felt. As a matter of fact, when I got up, I said, 'Why is Robinson doing exercises between rounds? Look at him over there jumping up and down.' They said, he just won, they counted to 10," said former middleweight champion Gene Fullmer about Sugar Ray Robinson on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

"Pound for pound, the best." The claim has been used to describe many boxers, but it was invented for Sugar Ray Robinson.

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