“To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.”
— Sugar Ray Robinson

“I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.”
— Sugar Ray Robinson

“He boxed as though he were playing the violin.”
— Sportswriter Barney Nagler

“Robinson could deliver a knockout blow going backward.”
— Boxing historian Bert Sugar

“Someone once said there was a comparison between Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson. Believe me, there’s no comparison. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest.”
— Sugar Ray Leonard