Sugar Ray Leonard

 

Date Of Birth

May 17, 1956
 

Biography

Sugar Ray Leonard is a retired boxing professional who holds a record of 36 wins (25 of which are by knockout), 3 loses and 1 draw. Named "Boxer of the Decade" during the 1980s, he won world titles in five weight divisions and was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses.

Prior to pursuing a professional boxing career, however, Leonard first fought as a representative in the light welterweight division of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1976. He won a gold medal and was later inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

After losing to Hector Camacho in 1997, Leonard ended his professional boxing career by announcing his retirement. He then became more active in the world of entertainment as a boxing analyst for various networks, as well as an actor. He appeared in L.A. Heat, I Spy, Half & Half, The Fighter and joined as a contestant of the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars.
 

Place of Birth

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
 

Birth Name

Sugar Ray Leonard
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

-He has two children from his former marriage with Juanita Wilkinson and two children with his present wife Bernadette Robi.

-He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996 and in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1985.

-His mother named him after singer Ray Charles.
 

Awards

Achievements:
1973 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion, defeating Hilmer Kenty
1973 National AAU Light Welterweight Championship runner-up, losing to Randy Shields
1974 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion
1974 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion
1975 National AAU Light Welterweight Champ bruh
1975 Pan American Games Light Welterweight Gold Medalist
1976 Olympic Light Welterweight Gold Medalist

Olympic Results:
Defeated Ulf Carlsson (Sweden) points 5–0
Defeated Valery Limassov (Soviet Union) points 5–0
Defeated Clinton McKenzie (Great Britain) points 5–0
Defeated Ulrich Beyer (East Germany) points 5–0
Defeated Kazimierz Szczerba (Poland) points 5–0
Defeated Andres Aldama (Cuba) points 5–0[13]
 

Filmography

2011 Dancing with the Stars
2011 Five Good Years
2010 The Fighter
2003 Half & Half (TV series)
2002 I Spy
1999 L.A. Heat (TV series)
1997 Riot
1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV series)
1995 Renegade (TV series)
1994 Vault of Horror I (TV movie)
1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV series)
 

Nickname

None
 

Height

5' 10" (1.78 m)
 

Quotes

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