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== Amateur Achievements ==
 
== Amateur Achievements ==
*1972 National Golden Gloves Lightweight champion
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*1972 National Golden Gloves lightweight champion
*1973 National Golden Gloves Lightweight champion, defeating [[Hilmer Kenty]]
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*1973 National Golden Gloves lightweight champion, defeating [[Hilmer Kenty]]
*1973 Runner-up in National AAU Light Welterweight championships, losing to [[Randy Shields]]
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*1973 Runner-up in National AAU light welterweight championships, losing to [[Randy Shields]]
*1974 National AAU Light Welterweight champion
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*1974 National AAU light welterweight champion
*1974 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight champion
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*1974 National Golden Gloves light welterweight champion
*1975 National AAU Light Welterweight champion
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*1975 National AAU light welterweight champion
*Won the Light Welterweight gold medal for the United States at the 1975 Pan American Games
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*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
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*Won the light welterweight Gold Medal for the United States at the 1976 [[Olympics]] in Montreal, Canada
  
 
'''Olympic Results'''
 
'''Olympic Results'''
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== Professional Achievements ==
 
== Professional Achievements ==
*NABF Welterweight Champion
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*[[NABF]] welterweight champion
*WBC & WBA Welterweight Champion (Undisputed)
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*[[WBC]] & [[WBA]] welterweight champion (undisputed)
*WBA Junior Middleweight Champion
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*WBA junior middleweight champion
*WBC Middleweight Champion
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*WBC middleweight champion
*WBC Super Middleweight Champion
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*WBC super middleweight champion
*WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
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*WBC light heavyweight champion
  
 
== Awards and Recognition ==
 
== Awards and Recognition ==
 
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*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1979 and 1981
*Named [[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] for 1979 and 1981<br>
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*His [[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler|split decision victory]] on April 6, 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]].  
*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]].  
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*Named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1980s (IBHOF.com)
*Named "Fighter of the Decade" for the 1980s. (IBHOF.com)
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  title=[[WBC Welterweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Roberto Duran]]|
 
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  title=[[WBC Welterweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Milton McCrory]]|
 
  after=[[Milton McCrory]]|
  years=25 Nov 1980&ndash;9 Nov 1982<br>Retires
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  years=25 Nov 1980 &ndash; 9 Nov 1982<br>'''Retired'''
 
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  title=[[WBA Light Middleweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBA Light Middleweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Tadashi Mihara]]|
 
  after=[[Tadashi Mihara]]|
  years=25 Jun 1981&ndash;Jun 1981<br>Vacates
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  years=25 Jun 1981 &ndash; Jun 1981<br>'''Vacated'''
 
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  title=[[WBA Welterweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Donald Curry]]|
 
  after=[[Donald Curry]]|
  years=16 Sep 1981&ndash;9 Nov 1982<br>Retires
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  years=16 Sep 1981 &ndash; 9 Nov 1982<br>'''Retired'''
 
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  title=[[WBC Middleweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBC Middleweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Thomas Hearns]]|
 
  after=[[Thomas Hearns]]|
  years=6 Apr 1987&ndash;27 May 1987<br>Retires
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  years=6 Apr 1987 &ndash; 27 May 1987<br>'''Retired'''
 
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  title=[[WBC Light Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBC Light Heavyweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Dennis Andries]]|
 
  after=[[Dennis Andries]]|
  years=7 Nov 1988&ndash;1989<br>Vacates
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  years=7 Nov 1988 &ndash; 21 Feb 1989<br>'''Vacated'''
 
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  title=[[WBC Super Middleweight Champion]]|
 
  title=[[WBC Super Middleweight Champion]]|
 
  after=[[Mauro Galvano]]|
 
  after=[[Mauro Galvano]]|
  years=7 Nov 1988&ndash;1990<br>Retires
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  years=7 Nov 1988 &ndash; 15 Dec 1990<br>'''Retired'''
 
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Revision as of 03:07, 7 November 2007

Ray Leonard.jpg

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
Retired
Succeeded by:
Milton McCrory
Preceded by:
Ayub Kalule
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
25 Jun 1981 – Jun 1981
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Tadashi Mihara
Preceded by:
Thomas Hearns
WBA Welterweight Champion
16 Sep 1981 – 9 Nov 1982
Retired
Succeeded by:
Donald Curry
Preceded by:
Marvin Hagler
WBC Middleweight Champion
6 Apr 1987 – 27 May 1987
Retired
Succeeded by:
Thomas Hearns
Preceded by:
Donny Lalonde
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
7 Nov 1988 – 21 Feb 1989
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Dennis Andries
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
7 Nov 1988 – 15 Dec 1990
Retired
Succeeded by:
Mauro Galvano