PHOTO OF THE DAY:
January 10, 2017
Here's the best advice you'll ever receive from a news rag. If you ever get that weird feeling, like a premonition that something bad is about to happen, do not ignore it.
Sugar Ray Robinson in an old promotional photo. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Act on it appropriately. If you ignore it you do so at your own peril.
See the fellow in the photo at right? That is the late, great World Champion Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson ((born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989).
He is considered by many to the best boxer of all time. Poetry in motion he was. He was the king of the Sweet Science.
Robinson once backed out of a title fight because he had a dream he would kill his opponent in the ring.
In June 1947, after four non-title bouts Robinson was scheduled to defend his title for the first time in a fight against a boxer named Jimmy Doyle. Robinson initially backed out of the fight because he had a dream that he was going to kill Doyle in the ring.
But a priest and a minister convinced him to change his mind and take the fight. Sugar Ray's dream came true. On June 25, 1947 Robinson's blows reigned down on the outclassed Doyle and he knocked out Jimmy in the eighth round. That knockout resulted in Doyle's death later that night.
After Doyle's death, Robinson learned of Jimmy's intention to use the money from that fight to buy his mother a house. So Sugar Ray gave Doyle's mother the money from his next four bouts so she could buy a home, fulfilling her son's desire.
It's all down in black and white right here .