Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth is$120 Million
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Profession: Professional Boxer
Date of Birth: May 17, 1956
Nicknames: Ray Charles Leonard
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 72.12 kg
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Sugar Ray Leonard is an American retired boxer with a net worth of $120 million. Sugar Ray Leonard built his net worth boxing and considered one of the best of all time, winning titles in five weight divisions. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina and named after the singer Ray Charles.
Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American retired professional boxer and occasional actor. He was named Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother's favorite singer, Ray Charles. Leonard was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, won world titles in five weight divisions and defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Ben'itez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Dur'an and Marvin Hagler. Leonard was named "Boxer of the Decade" for the 1980s.
Leonard, the fifth of seven children, was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Cicero and Getha Leonard. He grew up in Wilmington, N.C. When he was three, the family moved to Washington, D.C. When he was ten, they settled permanently in Palmer Park, Maryland. His father worked as a supermarket night manager, his mother was a nurse.
Leonard was a shy child, and aside from the time he nearly drowned in a creek during a Seat Pleasant flood, his childhood was uneventful. He stayed home a lot, reading comic books and playing with his dog. "He never did talk too much," his mother said. "We never could tell what he was thinking. But I never had any problems with him. I never had to go to school once because of him."
Leonard started boxing at the Palmer Park recreation center in 1969. His older brother Roger started boxing first. Roger helped start the boxing program, urging the center's director, Ollie Dunlap to form a team. Dave Jacobs, a former boxer, and Janks Morton volunteered as boxing coaches. Roger won some trophies and showed them off in front of Ray, goading him to start boxing.
In 1972, Leonard boxed in the featherweight quarterfinals of the National AAU Tournament, losing by decision to Jerome Artis. It was his first defeat. Later that year, he boxed in the Eastern Olympic Trials. The rules stated that a boxer had to be seventeen to box in international competition, so Leonard, only sixteen, lied about his age. He made it to the lightweight semifinals, losing a dispu

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Posted: June 5, 2011, 10:00 pm

In Book, Sugar Ray Leonard Says Coach Sexually Abused Him

The opening segment of a forthcoming autobiography by Sugar Ray Leonard runs counter to the cunning style he used in winning boxing championships in five weight divisions more than a quarter-century ago. It is more like hearing the bell, rushing to the ...
Posted: May 17, 2011, 1:00 am

Chris Eubank Sr likens son to Sugar Ray Leonard

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Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:38 am

Sugar Ray Leonard -- Boozy Anniversary Dinner ... Baller Gift and Kardashian Diss

Sugar Ray Leonard celebrated his 21st wedding anniversary like a BOSS last night -- expensive dinner, expensive gift ... and it all ended with a pretty funny dig at the Kardashians. The clip is hilarious ... the couple was clearly in a SPIRITED mood on ...
Posted: August 21, 2014, 1:19 pm

Usher gets buff to be Sugar Ray Leonard

Usher has gotten incredibly buff for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in upcoming movie Hands of Stone. And he's showing it off on the November cover of Men's Health. "I train like an athlete very day, believe it or not," says the singer. (We believe it.
Posted: October 9, 2013, 2:20 pm
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