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Sugar Ray Robinson

11. Sugar Ray Robinson

Little-known fact: Sugar Ray invented the entourage. When he fought his way across Europe in 1951, he brought along his wife, his manager, his secretary, his valet, his barber, his golf pro and two trainers. Duplicate trainers was the lone redundancy for the fighter who's been anointed the best pound-for-pound because, as the years have shown, there's never been another like him, either in sheer talent or glorious self-assurance.

Photograph by George Silk/LIFE

 
 
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