When Mike Tyson collided with Sugar Ray Robinson’s bodyguard just to meet his hero


When Mike Tyson collided with Sugar Ray Robinson’s bodyguard just to meet his hero

Sugar Ray Robinson Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson has been one of the greatest fighters to step into a boxing ring and was able to inspire many other fighters that came after him. However, the greatest of them also have an idol they look upon. For Tyson, that idol was Sugar Ray Robison.

Mike Tyson once talked about Sugar Ray Robison on his Podcast ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’. Mike recalled an incident when got to meet Sugar Ray Robison. Tyson had gone to see Sugar Ray Robison, but as he tried to pass him, the bodyguard for Ray stopped him. When Tyson and the bodyguard started arguing, Ray himself intervened and told them to stop.

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Mike further added, “He (Ray )came over, he was telling me, he said, ‘You should run…You should run…Make sure you’re always in shape’…I left the arena from the fight and I ran ten miles…I left the arena and I was just f**ked up about fighting.”

Tyson always had a lot of respect for Sugar Ray Robison. He considers that occurrence to be one of his main sources of inspiration. Tyson may have been motivated by that incident to become one of the greatest of all time.

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Sugar Ray Robison the legendary boxer who fought more than 200 fights

Sugar Ray Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the finest boxers in the history of the sport. The American boxer, who was born in Detroit, made his professional debut in 1940 and boxed for 25 years before retiring in 1965.

He began his career as an amateur, competing in the featherweight and lightweight divisions and winning the Golden Gloves. As a professional, he competed mainly as a welterweight. However, he fought in other divisions as well in his career. He managed to remain unbeaten in his first forty professional bouts. Having racked up 202 wins in the ring, his professional record is 175-19-6. The American boxer was infamous for his powerful punches as he amassed 109 knockouts throughout his career.

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He also holds the record for the third-longest undefeated run in boxing history securing 91 wins in a row while defending his Welterweight World Championship from 1943 to 1951. Ray Robinson continued to compete until 1965 and ended his career with multiple title reigns to his name.

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