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Sugar Ray Leonard

American professional boxer
Sugar Ray Leonard’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $120 Million
Industry: Sportspersons
Residence: Rocky Mount
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 May 1956
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.78 m

Sugar Ray Leonard was bornon 17 May 1956 in Rocky Mount, American, is American professional boxer. Sugar Ray Leonard, the name which inspired a whole generation of boxers, is one of the most charming and popular boxers of our time. His parents named him after singer Ray Charles, with the hope that he would become like him one day. But fate had something else in store for him. He was drawn to boxing and soon decided to take it up as his profession. He was just sixteen when he began boxing following some rudimentary training from his elder brother, Roger Leonard. Soon, Sugar was winning all major championships and was seen as a rising star in the sport. When asked about what inspired him to wrestle professionally, the boxer replied, “So that I could pay my father’s hospital bills”. Apparently, it was the only profession where he thought he could make a quick buck and foot his father’s medical bills. Hardly did he know that a brilliant career awaited him. Today, he is one of the most revered boxers and has set great examples for decades to come. As far as his personality is concerned, he is a natural charmer with a pleasant smile on his face. The public simply loved him for his agreeable persona and his sweet looking face which is miraculously unscarred.


$120 Million


However, he made a comeback on March 1, 1997 for the IBC Middleweight Championship to fight H�ctor Camacho


He married Bernadette Robi in 1993 and currently lives with his four children and wife in Southern California


In January 1990, he withdrew from the WBC Super Middleweight Championship, stating he was not interested in a third comeback


Later, in June 1988, he announced his second comeback and fought Don Lalonde at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on November 7, 1988, which proved to be one of the most controversial fights of his career


However, after losing the bout he declared his retirement once again on May 27, 1987


On May 1, 1986, he announced that he would return to fight Hagler, a twelve-time World Middleweight Champion


His first retirement from boxing came in 1984 when this prodigious boxer decided to study business administration and communications after receiving a scholarship from the University of Maryland


He married his childhood sweetheart Juanita Wilkinson in 1980 and couple had two children before they got separated in 1990


Wilfredo Benitez, the famous boxer who had never been beaten before was knocked down by this exceptional boxer on November 30, 1979


Olympic Team in 1976 as a light welterweight contestant, and went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal


In 1975, he won the National AAU Light Welterweight Championship, as well as the Light Welterweight Championship at the Pan American Games


In 1974 he earned both the National Golden Gloves and National AAU Lightweight Championship titles


He participated and won the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship in 1973, but was defeated by Randy Shields in the final of the National AAU Lightweight Championship, the same year


In 1972, he competed in the featherweight quarterfinals of the National AAU Tournament, against boxer Jerome Artism and faced the first defeat of his career


Leonard began boxing in 1969 at the Pational Park recreation center with his elder brother Roger, who helped him train

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