Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson "personified class, style and dignity," heavyweight champ Mike Tyson told more than 2,300 mourners who filled a church for the five-time middleweight champion's funeral.
Robinson, who died last week at age 67, was celebrated as pound-for-pound the greatest prizefighter. He died of heart disease April 12 at Brotman Medical Center. He also had suffered from Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.Born May 3, 1921 in Detroit, Robinson dominated the ring for much of 25 years before retiring at age 44 in 1965 with a record of 175-19-6, including 110 knockouts and a welterweight title.
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