Sugar Ray Leonard Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Vs Hagler, Boxrec

Sugar Ray Leonard Biography

Sugar Ray Leonard born as Ray Charles Leonard is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker and an occasional actor. He is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

He competed from 1977 to 1997 and he won world titles in 5 weight divisions; the lineal championships in three divisions as well as the undisputed welterweight title. He was also the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses and was named “Boxer of the Decade” in the 1980s. He was named Fighter of the Year in 1979 and 1981 by The Ring magazine while the Boxing Writers Association of America named him Fighter of the Year in 1976, 1979 and 1981.

He was voted as the ninth greatest fighter of the last 80 years by The Ring in 2002 and ranked as the 27th greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound by BoxRec.

Sugar Ray Leonard Age

He was born on May 17, 1956, in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S. He is 62 years old as of 2018.

Sugar Ray Leonard Height

He stands at a height of 1.78 m.

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Sugar Ray Leonard Family

He was born as the 5th child of the 7 children born to Cicero Leonard and Getha Leonard. His mother named him after her favorite singer, Ray Charles and when he was three, his family moved to Washington, D.C., and settled at Palmer Park, Maryland when he was 10 years old. His mother was a nurse while his father was a supermarket night manager. His known sibling is called Roger Leonard.

He went to Parkdale High School. After school, he used to stay home, read comic books and playing with his dog

Sugar Ray Leonard Wife | Sugar Ray Leonard Son | Sugar Ray Leonard Daughter

He got married in August 1993 to Bernadette Robi and lives with her and his four children in Southern California. Previously, he had married his childhood sweetheart Juanita Wilkinson in 1980 and the two were blessed with three children before they got separated in 1990.

He has 3 sons; Jarrel, Daniel and Ray Jr. and a daughter named Camille.

Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Record

Professional record summary

40 fights

36 wins

3 losses

By knockout

25

1

By decision

11

2

Draws

1

Sugar Ray Leonard Boxrec

No.

Result

Record

Opponent

Type

Round, time

Date

Location

40

Loss

36–3–1

 Héctor Camacho

TKO

5 (12), 1:08

Mar 1, 1997

 Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.

39

Loss

36–2–1

 Terry Norris

UD

12

Feb 9, 1991

 Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.

38

Win

36–1–1

 Roberto Durán

UD

12

Dec 7, 1989

 The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

37

Draw

35–1–1

 Thomas Hearns

SD

12

Jun 12, 1989

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

36

Win

35–1

 Donny Lalonde

TKO

9 (12), 2:30

Nov 7, 1988

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

35

Win

34–1

 Marvin Hagler

SD

12

Apr 6, 1987

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

34

Win

33–1

 Kevin Howard

TKO

9 (10), 2:27

May 11, 1984

 Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.

33

Win

32–1

 Bruce Finch

TKO

3 (15), 1:50

Feb 15, 1982

 Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada, U.S.

32

Win

31–1

 Thomas Hearns

TKO

14 (15), 1:45

Sep 16, 1981

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

31

Win

30–1

 Ayub Kalule

TKO

9 (15), 3:06

Jun 25, 1981

 Astrodome, Houston, Texas, U.S.

30

Win

29–1

 Larry Bonds

TKO

10 (15), 2:22

Mar 28, 1981

 Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York, U.S.

29

Win

28–1

 Roberto Durán

TKO

8 (15), 2:44

Nov 25, 1980

 Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

28

Loss

27–1

 Roberto Durán

UD

15

Jun 20, 1980

 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

27

Win

27–0

 Dave Boy Green

KO

4 (15), 2:27

Mar 31, 1980

 Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, U.S.

26

Win

26–0

 Wilfred Benítez

TKO

15 (15), 2:54

Nov 30, 1979

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

25

Win

25–0

 Andy Price

KO

1 (12), 2:52

Sep 28, 1979

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

24

Win

24–0

 Pete Ranzany

TKO

4 (12), 2:41

Aug 12, 1979

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

23

Win

23–0

 Tony Chiaverini

RTD

4 (10)

Jun 24, 1979

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

22

Win

22–0

 Marcos Geraldo

UD

10

May 20, 1979

 Riverside Centroplex, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

21

Win

21–0

 Adolfo Viruet

UD

10

Apr 21, 1979

 Dunes, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

20

Win

20–0

 Daniel Aldo Gonzalez

TKO

1 (10), 2:03

Mar 24, 1979

 Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

19

Win

19–0

 Fernand Marcotte

TKO

8 (10), 2:33

Feb 11, 1979

 Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.

18

Win

18–0

 Johnny Gant

TKO

8 (12), 2:57

Jan 11, 1979

 Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, U.S.

17

Win

17–0

 Armando Muniz

RTD

6 (10), 3:00

Dec 9, 1978

 Civic Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

16

Win

16–0

 Bernardo Prada

UD

10

Nov 3, 1978

 Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine, U.S.

15

Win

15–0

 Randy Shields

UD

10

Oct 6, 1978

 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

14

Win

14–0

 Floyd Mayweather Sr.

TKO

10 (10), 2:16

Sep 9, 1978

 Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

13

Win

13–0

 Dicky Eklund

UD

10

Jul 18, 1978

 John B. Hynes Memorial Auditorium, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

12

Win

12–0

 Rafael Rodriguez

UD

10

Jun 3, 1978

 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

11

Win

11–0

 Randy Milton

TKO

8 (10), 2:55

May 13, 1978

 Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York, U.S.

10

Win

10–0

 Bobby Haymon

RTD

3 (10)

Apr 13, 1978

 Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland, U.S.

9

Win

9–0

 Javier Muniz

KO

1 (8), 2:45

Mar 19, 1978

 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.

8

Win

8–0

 Art McKnight

TKO

7 (8), 1:52

Mar 1, 1978

 Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

7

Win

7–0

 Rocky Ramon

UD

8

Feb 4, 1978

 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

6

Win

6–0

 Hector Diaz

KO

2 (8), 2:20

Dec 17, 1977

 D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C., U.S.

5

Win

5–0

 Augustin Estrada

KO

6 (8), 1:54

Nov 5, 1977

 Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.

4

Win

4–0

 Frank Santore

KO

5 (8), 2:55

Sep 24, 1977

 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

3

Win

3–0

 Vinnie DeBarros

TKO

3 (6), 1:59

Jun 10, 1977

 Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

2

Win

2–0

 Willie Rodriguez

UD

6

May 14, 1977

 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

1

Win

1–0

 Luis Vega

UD

6

Feb 5, 1977

 Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Sugar Ray Leonard Movie

He has worked as an actor too and he has appeared in several TV shows including Half & Half, L.A. Heat, Married…With Children, Renegade and Tales From The Script. In movies, he has appeared in Spy and recently The Fighter (2010).

He served as host and mentor to the aspiring fighters on The Contender as well as an advisor in the 2011 robot boxing film Real Steel.

Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $120 million.

Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Marvin Hagler

His fight with Marvin took place at the Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. on April 6, 1987. He was awarded a controversial split-decision and won the WBC, The Ring and lineal middleweight titles. He threw 629 punches and landed 306 while Hagler threw 729 punches and landed 291.

Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Roberto Duran

His fight against Roberto was held at The Mirage, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. on December 7, 1989, and he was awarded a unanimous decision win over Roberto. He retained his WBC super middleweight title.

Sugar Ray Leonard Vs Thomas Hearns

He defended the WBC Super Middleweight title in a rematch against Hearns on June 12, 1989, at the Caesars Palace, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.On the third round, Hearns dropped him with a right cross but Rays comeback came on the 5th round and he battered Hearns around the ring. The judges scored the fight a draw and Leonard retained the title.

Sugar Ray Leonard Loss

In his career, out of the 40 games he has played, he has lost three of them;

  • He lost to Roberto Duran on June 20, 1980, at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • He lost to Terry Norris on February 9, 1991, at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
  • He lost to Hector Camacho on March 1, 1997, at the Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.

Sugar Ray Leonard Achievements

  • National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion, defeating Hilmer Kenty in 1973
  • National AAU Light Welterweight Championship runner-up, losing to Randy Shields in 1973.
  • National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion, defeating Jeff Lemeir in 1974
  • National AAU Light Welterweight Champion, defeating Paul Sherry in 1974.
  • North American Championships Gold Medalist, defeating Robert Proulx in 1974
  • National AAU Light Welterweight Champion, defeating Milton Seward in 1975
  •  North American Championships Gold Medalist, defeating Michel Briere in 1975
  • Pan American Games Light Welterweight Gold Medalist, defeating Victor Corona in 1975
  • Olympic Light Welterweight Gold Medalist, defeating Andrés Aldama in 1976.

Sugar Ray Leonard Quotes

“Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.”
“Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons.”
“In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian.”
“I’m not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it.”
“I’ll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That’s the only fear I have for myself.”

Sugar Ray Leonard 2018

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Sugar Ray Leonard 2018

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Sugar Ray Leonard Interview

Sugar Ray Leonard Interview

Source: hikaritakano.co

H.T: I want to start talking about your great amateur career. You had an amazing 145-5 record but it didn’t get any bigger than bringing home the Olympic gold right?
S.R.L: Right!
H.T: Why wasn’t that great Team expected to do as well as it did?
S.R.L: The team actually was expected to only bring home one gold medal. There were
no high hopes for the 1976 Olympic team. What transpired was that Howard Cosell believed in our team, and he convinced Roon Arledge to televise the boxing competition. And we brought home five gold medals, which was awesome. It was incredible! It drew huge coverage and ratings. We had an incredible team with the Spinks brothers, Howard Davies, Leo Randolph. It was amazing!
H.T: It’s still one of your favorite memories, isn’t it?
S.R.L: Without question. It brings back very very fond memories. In fact, I just got off the phone
a couple of days ago with Howard Davis, and we discussed the possibility of coming together with a reunion of the 1976 team.
H.T: What I love about your career is that you’ve always been about believing in yourself and your own abilities. Not listening to the critics and the odds. But this was truly the beginning of it all, wasn’t it? (Because you all went on to have great careers too)
S.R.L: Well, looking back, that was indeed the beginning of a strong belief within myself, which I carried throughout my professional career, winning numerous titles and what have you. I became very confident, optimistic, determined, and focused.
H.T: But it was a slam dunk decision for you to turn pro even after such an illustrious amateur career was it? Academics was your priority right?
S.R.L: Right.
H.T: You had an academic scholarship to the University of Maryland?
S.R.L: Yes.
H.T: Tell us about the fate that made you choose Boxing?
S.R.L: My father. The reason I turned professional was really to pay bills because my father got terribly ill. I had no aspiration or passion to become a professional fighter. It was about helping out my parents.
H.T: You needed immediate success didn’t you?
S.R.L: Without question. My father almost went into a semi coma. So I had no choice in my mind to turn professional, put college on the side, and take care of my parents.

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