"Sugar" Rashad Evans - Disrespect to the title of Sugar
I'm not sure if many of you guys are boxers or boxing fans, but the title of "Sugar" is highly rated. The title of "Sugar" is given if the boxer has exceptional footwork and blinding hand speed. There are currently three great boxers that have this title: Ray Robinson, Ray Leonard and Shane Mosley. All three of these fighters have accomplish many great feats and stood on the world stage many times.
Ray Robinson's feat: World welterweight champion, 91 win streak, Total fights 202 Wins 175 Wins by KO 108 Losses 19 Draws 6 No contests 2
Ray Charles Leonard’s feat: World welterweight champion, Total fights 40 Wins 36 Wins by KO 25 Losses 3 Draws 1 No contests 0
Shane Mosley's feats: former Lightweight, Welterweight and Jr. Middleweight Champion of the World, Total fights 48 Wins 43 Wins by KO 37 Losses 4 Draws 0 No contests 1
Even a great boxer like Roy Jones Jr. was not given the title of sugar, although he was an undisputed champ in many different weight divisions for a decade. His blazing hand speed was compared to the “Sugars”, however, many debated that he remained unworthy of such a great title – thus never given it.
Now that I have given some information about the title of sugar, I would like to just say that Rashad Evans should not be given this title.
1. This nick name belongs to boxing not MMA.
2. He doesn’t have neither the hand speed or footwork to be considered a sugar
3. The name after sugar is suppose to be one syllable not two (Ras-had)
Many people probably think that I’m getting too carried away, but for those people that were initially bigger boxing fans than MMA fans, probably feel the same as I do. Don’t get me wrong people, I think Rashad is a good fighter. But I’m afraid that he will soil the legacy of Sugars.