By Herb Boyd
Hailed through critics as a protracted late portrait of Sugar Ray Robinson, a guy who used to be as elusive out of the hoop as he used to be magisterial in it, Pound for Pound is a full of life and nuanced profile of an athlete who's arguably the simplest boxer the game has ever recognized. So nice have been Robinson's talents, he was once eulogized by means of Woody Allen, in comparison to Joe Louis, and praised via Muhammad Ali, who referred to as him "the king, the grasp, my idol." however the related self-discipline that Robinson delivered to the game eluded him at domestic, major him to emotionally and bodily abuse his kin -- fairly his spouse, the attractive dancer Edna Mae, whose entrepreneurial talents helped Robinson construct an empire to which Harlemites have been inexorably drawn. Exposing Robinson's flaws in addition to placing his profession within the context of his existence and occasions, popular journalist and bestselling writer Herb Boyd, with Ray Robinson II, tells for the 1st time the total tale of a posh guy and sport-altering athlete.