The original “Sugar” of boxing is Sugar Ray Robinson. Robinson is often spoken of as pound for pound, the best boxer in history. Robinson was 85-0 as an amateur with 69 of those victories coming by way of knockout. 40 of his amateur knockouts occurred in the first round. Sugar Ray Robinson turned professional in 1940 at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional record of 128-1-2 with 84 knockouts.
Sugar Ray Robinson also liked the color pink. He drove a flamingo-pink Cadillac. Sugar Ray Robinson was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
Other notable “Sugar” coated boxers are: “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Ultimo “Sugar” Ramos, Carlos “Sugar” Deleon, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, George “Sugar” Costner, “Sugar” Ray Seales, Garnet “Sugar” Hart, “Sucra” Ray Oliveira, Andre “Sugarman” Cooper.