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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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Fight: Sugar Ray Leonard Says Fight Will Happen

Sugar Ray Leonard still believes that the super fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will eventually happen before both fighters retire from boxing. Leonard said that both fighters will eventually set aside their respective egos to arrange ...
Posted: September 29, 2014, 12:45 pm

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Must Fight, Says Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard is calling on Welterweight champions Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Manny Pacquiao to make a fight happen before they retire from the sport. Leonard says it's not just the money, but the principle above all else that is now making the demand ...
Posted: September 30, 2014, 11:49 am

Ray Leonard: ‘If I Was Mayweather I Would Have Fought Pacquiao By Now’

Sugar Ray Leonard in a recent interview shared his thoughts on a possible clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao as their careers are coming to an end. Leonard stated, “If Mayweather fought Pacquiao that would be the best encore to his career.
Posted: September 26, 2014, 5:56 pm
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