Sugar Ray Robinson, who pound for pound was considered by many the best boxer in history, died Wednesday after being taken to a hospital, authorities said. He was 67.

Robinson was brought to the emergency room at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City at 9:55 a.m. and was pronounced dead at 10:09 a.m., Judy Davis, a hospital spokeswoman said."He was brought in by paramedics," Davis said. "His wife was with him."

The cause of death was not immediately known.