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Pound for pound, Robinson was the best

Updated: March 21, 2001, 8:55 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Fight Feb. 14, 1951 - In his first 123 fights, Robinson had lost only once, to Jake LaMotta, eight years ago. While Robinson won their four other bouts, they hadn't fought in more than five years when Robinson attempted to take LaMotta's middleweight crown in Chicago Stadium on Valentine's Day.

Sugar Ray was the welterweight champ since 1946 (as well as the Pennsylvania middleweight champ). The first seven rounds were fairly even, with Robinson outboxing and outpunching ...

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