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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1979 and 1981<br>
 
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*His split decision victory on April 06, 1987 over [[Boxer:Marvin Hagler:008684|Marvin Hagler]] won [[The Ring|Ring Magazine]] recognition as [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]].  
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*His split decision victory on April 06, 1987 over [[Marvin Hagler]] won [[The Ring|Ring Magazine]] recognition as [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]].  
 
*Named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1980s. (IBHOF.com)
 
*Named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1980s. (IBHOF.com)
  

Revision as of 15:43, 29 September 2007

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Name: Sugar Ray Leonard
Alias: Sugar
Birth Name: Ray Charles Leonard
Born: 1956-05-17
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Hometown: Palmer Park, Maryland, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 10″   /   178cm
Reach: 74″   /   188cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainer: Angelo Dundee
Manager: Mike Trainer


Amateur Achievements

  • 1972 National Golden Gloves Lightweight champion
  • 1973 National Golden Gloves Lightweight champion, defeating Hilmer Kenty
  • 1973 Runner-up in National AAU Light Welterweight championships, losing to Randy Shields
  • 1974 National AAU Light Welterweight champion
  • 1974 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight champion
  • 1975 National AAU Light Welterweight champion
  • Won the Light Welterweight gold medal for the United States at the 1975 Pan American Games
  • Won the Light Welterweight gold medal for the United States at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada

Olympic Results

Professional Achievements

  • NABF Welterweight Champion
  • WBC & WBA Welterweight Champion (Undisputed)
  • WBA Junior Middleweight Champion
  • WBC Middleweight Champion
  • WBC Super Middleweight Champion
  • WBC Light Heavyweight Champion

Awards and Recognition


Preceded by:
Wilfred Benitez
WBC Welterweight Champion
30 Nov 1979–20 Jun 1980
Succeeded by:
Roberto Duran
Preceded by:
Roberto Duran
WBC Welterweight Champion
25 Nov 1980–9 Nov 1982
Retires
Succeeded by:
Milton McCrory
Preceded by:
Ayub Kalule
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
25 Jun 1981–Jun 1981
Vacates
Succeeded by:
Tadashi Mihara
Preceded by:
Thomas Hearns
WBA Welterweight Champion
16 Sep 1981–9 Nov 1982
Retires
Succeeded by:
Donald Curry
Preceded by:
Marvin Hagler
WBC Middleweight Champion
6 Apr 1987–27 May 1987
Retires
Succeeded by:
Thomas Hearns
Preceded by:
Donny Lalonde
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
7 Nov 1988–1989
Vacates
Succeeded by:
Dennis Andries
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
7 Nov 1988–1990
Retires
Succeeded by:
Mauro Galvano