EBONY April 1954

Sugar Ray Robinson quit the ring for the footlights after failing to wrest the lightheavy-weight crown from the brow of Joey Maxim in 1952. the champion of both the welter and middleweight divisions hoped to do as well on the stage as he had in the ring. Outfitted in sartorial splendor, Sugar sang, danced and cracked jokes and set the night circuit ablaze for a short while. And then he began to lose popularity. For more about Sugar’s theatrical whirl, see “What’s Wrong With Sugar Ray” in the April 1954 EBONY.


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