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Sugar Ray Leonard

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 Benítez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán 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

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

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… READ MORE >

Sugar Ray Leonard -- I Could've Beaten Mayweather ... In My Prime

Sugar Ray Leonard
I Could've Beaten Mayweather ... In My Prime

He beat the father ... but Sugar Ray Leonard says when it comes to the Mayweather family, he could've whooped the son, too. Sugar Ray was leaving Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood last night when… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Khloe Kardashian -- OJ's NOT My Godfather ... Not All Black People Look Alike!!!

Khloe Kardashian
OJ's NOT My Godfather Not All Black People Look Alike

Khloe Kardashian is pissed at some of her "f**king stupid" Twitter followers who have a hard time telling black people apart -- and it's all over a picture of Sugar Ray Leonard. The drama began… READ MORE >

- 207 days ago
Sugar Ray Leonard -- I Coulda BEAT Manny Pacquiao

Sugar Ray Leonard
I Coulda BEAT Manny Pacquiao

Sugar Ray Leonard says ... in his prime, he could've taken Manny Pacquiao. It's a great theoretical match up -- here's the tale of the tape:Sugar Ray Leonard (36-3-1)Height -- 5 ft 10 inReach --… READ MORE >

- 795 days ago
Sugar Ray Leonard -- I Was Sexually Abused

Sugar Ray Leonard -- I Was Sexually Abused

Legenday fighter Sugar Ray Leonard says he was molested by a "prominent Olympic boxing coach" back when he was 15 years old ... and says the incident has "haunted me for life."Leonard reveals his… READ MORE >

- 1216 days ago
Sugar Ray Leonard to Dance with the Stars

Sugar Ray Leonard to Dance with the Stars

Three ICONS from the world of sports will crash the ballroom on the next season of "Dancing with the Stars" ... including Sugar Ray Leonard, Hines Ward and THE ORIGINAL KARATE KID!! TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1295 days ago

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