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'''Trainers:'''  [[Angelo Dundee]], [[Dave Jacobs]], [[Janks Morton]], [[Pepe Correa]], [[Adrian Davis (Trainer)|Adrian Davis]]<br>  
 
'''Trainers:'''  [[Angelo Dundee]], [[Dave Jacobs]], [[Janks Morton]], [[Pepe Correa]], [[Adrian Davis (Trainer)|Adrian Davis]]<br>  
'''Manager:'''  [[Mike Trainer]]<br>  
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'''Manager:'''  [[Mike Trainer]]<br>
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'''[[:Category:Sugar Ray Leonard Gallery|Sugar Ray Leonard Gallery]]
 
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== Amateur Achievements ==
 
[[Image:Leonard_Olympics.jpg|right|thumb|<center>1976 Montreal Olympics</center>]]
 
*'''Record:''' 145-5
 
*1972 National [[Golden Gloves]] Lightweight Champion
 
*1973 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion, defeating [[Hilmer Kenty]]
 
*1973 National AAU Light Welterweight Championship Finalist, losing to [[Randy Shields]]
 
*1974 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion
 
*1974 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion
 
*1975 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion
 
*Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1975 Pan American Games
 
*Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1976 [[Olympics]] in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 
  
'''Olympic Results'''
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==Amateur Achievements==
*Defeated [[Ulf Carlsson]] (Sweden) 5-0
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[[Image:Leonard_Olympics.jpg|right|thumb|275px|<center>Leonard vs. Ulrich Beyer at the 1976 Olympics</center>]]
*Defeated [[Valery Limasov]] (Soviet Union) 5-0
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*'''Record:''' 145-5 [http://www.reocities.com/pedrinet/leonard.html]
*Defeated [[Clinton McKenzie]] (Great Britain) 5-0
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*1973 National [[Golden Gloves]] Lightweight Champion. Results:
*Defeated [[Ulrich Beyer]] (East Germany) 5-0
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**John Amello KO 3
*Defeated [[Kazimierz Szczerba]] (Poland) 5-0
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**Rodney Green W 3
*Defeated [[Andres Aldama]] (Cuba) 5-0
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**Allen Webb W 3
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**[[Hilmer Kenty]] W 3
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*1973 National AAU Light Welterweight Championship Finalist. Results:
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**Richard Lazano KO 2
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**[[Milton Seward]] W 3
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**[[Bruce Finch]] W 3
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**[[Pete Ranzany]] W 3
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**[[Randy Shields]] L 3
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*1974 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
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**[[Wiley Johnson]] W 3
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**Mike Carter W 3
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**Terrence Silver W 3
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**Jeff Lemeir W 3
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*1974 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
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**Luis Rodriguez KO 1
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**Paul Sherry W 3
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*Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1974 North American Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Results:
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**Amador Rosario (Puerto Rico) W 3
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**Robert Proulx (Canada) RSC 1
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*1975 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
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**Tim Green W 3
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**Joe Summerville RSC 2
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**Paul Sherry W 3
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**Ernest Paige WO
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**[[Milton Seward]] W 3
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*Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1975 North American Championships in Miami, Florida. Results:
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**Manuel Billarrulez (Panama) RSC 2
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**Michel Briere (Canada) RSC 2
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*Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico. Results:
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**Michel Briere (Canada) KO 1
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**Segundo Cobenas (Peru) KO 1
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**Jesus de las Rosas Marte (Dominican Republic) 5-0
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**Victor Corona (Cuba) 5-0
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*1976 U.S. Olympic Trials Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
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**[[Ronnie Shields]] W 3
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**Samuel Bonds RSC 1
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**[[Bruce Curry]] W 3
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*1976 U.S. Olympic Box-Offs Champion. Results:
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**[[Bruce Curry]] W 3
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*Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1976 [[Olympics]] in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Results:
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**Ulf Carlsson (Sweden) W 3 (5-0)
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**Valery Limasov (Soviet Union) W 3 (5-0)
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**[[Clinton McKenzie]] (Great Britain) W 3 (5-0)
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**[[Ulrich Beyer]] (East Germany) W 3 (5-0)
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**[[Kazimierz Szczerba]] (Poland) W 3 (5-0)
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**[[Andres Aldama]] (Cuba) W 3 (5-0)
  
== Professional Achievements ==
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==Minor & Regional Titles==
*[[NABF]] Welterweight Champion
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*Mid-Atlantic Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Johnny Gant|KO 8]] [[Johnny Gant]] - January 11, 1979)
*[[WBC]] Welterweight Champion
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*[[NABF]] Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Pete Ranzany|KO 4]] [[Pete Ranzany]] - August 12, 1979)
*[[WBA]] Welterweight Champion
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*WBA Junior Middleweight Champion
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==Awards & Recognition==
*WBC Middleweight Champion
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*WBC Super Middleweight Champion
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*WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
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== Awards and Recognition ==
 
*[[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year]] (1976, 1979, and 1981)
 
*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] (1979 and 1981)
 
 
*[[Boxing Illustrated]] Fighter of the Year (1979, 1981, and 1987)
 
*[[Boxing Illustrated]] Fighter of the Year (1979, 1981, and 1987)
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*[[Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year]] (1976, 1979, and 1981)
 
*[[KO Magazine]] Fighter of the Year (1979, 1981, and 1987)
 
*[[KO Magazine]] Fighter of the Year (1979, 1981, and 1987)
*[[Sports Illustrated]] Sportsman of the Year (1981)
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*[[Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year]] (1979 and 1981)
*[[Mark Grossinger Etess Award]] for "Boxer of the Decade" (1980s)
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*[[Sports Illustrated]] [[:File:SI5527.jpg|Sportsman of the Year]] (1981)
*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1997)
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*Leonard's [[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns (1st meeting)|victory]] over [[Thomas Hearns]] was named [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] (1981)
 
*Leonard's [[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns (1st meeting)|victory]] over [[Thomas Hearns]] was named [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|The Ring Magazine Fight of the Year]] (1981)
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*Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1985)
 
*Leonard's [[Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|victory]] over [[Marvin Hagler]] was named [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] (1987)  
 
*Leonard's [[Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|victory]] over [[Marvin Hagler]] was named [[The Ring Magazine]] [[Ring Magazine Fight of the Year|Fight of the Year]] and [[Ring Magazine Upset of the Year|Upset of the Year]] (1987)  
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*[[KO Magazine]] [[:File:KOMag.8908.JPG|Outstanding Fighter of the Decade]] (1980s)
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*[[Mark Grossinger Etess Award]] for Boxer of the Decade (1980s)
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*Named the [[The Top 50 Fighters of the Last 50 Years|5th greatest fighter of the last 50 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] (1996)
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*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1997)
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*Named the third greatest welterweight of the 20th century by the Associated Press (1999)
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*Named the [[The 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years|9th greatest fighter of the last 80 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] (2002)
  
==External Links==
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==Notes==
*[http://www.ibhof.com/srleon.htm International Boxing Hall Of Fame Page]
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*Older brother [[Roger Leonard]] was also a professional boxer
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*Leonard was the first boxer to earn over $100 million dollars in purses
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==External Link==
 
*[http://www.sugarrayleonard.net/ Official Web Site]
 
*[http://www.sugarrayleonard.net/ Official Web Site]
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[[Category:World Super Middleweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:World Super Middleweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:World Light Heavyweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:World Light Heavyweight Champions]]
[[Category:Five division champions]]
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[[Category:Five Division World Champions]]
 
[[Category:American World Champions]]
 
[[Category:American World Champions]]
 
[[Category:IBHOF Members]]
 
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[[Category:NABF Welterweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:NABF Welterweight Champions]]
 
[[Category:Promoters]]
 
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[[Category:Leonard Family]]
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Revision as of 06:22, 4 February 2013

SRL82.jpg
Class of 1997
Modern Category
Hall of Fame bio:click
World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

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

Trainers: Angelo Dundee, Dave Jacobs, Janks Morton, Pepe Correa, Adrian Davis
Manager: Mike Trainer
Sugar Ray Leonard Gallery

Amateur Achievements

Leonard vs. Ulrich Beyer at the 1976 Olympics
  • Record: 145-5 [1]
  • 1973 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion. Results:
    • John Amello KO 3
    • Rodney Green W 3
    • Allen Webb W 3
    • Hilmer Kenty W 3
  • 1973 National AAU Light Welterweight Championship Finalist. Results:
  • 1974 National Golden Gloves Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
    • Wiley Johnson W 3
    • Mike Carter W 3
    • Terrence Silver W 3
    • Jeff Lemeir W 3
  • 1974 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
    • Luis Rodriguez KO 1
    • Paul Sherry W 3
  • Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1974 North American Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Results:
    • Amador Rosario (Puerto Rico) W 3
    • Robert Proulx (Canada) RSC 1
  • 1975 National AAU Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
    • Tim Green W 3
    • Joe Summerville RSC 2
    • Paul Sherry W 3
    • Ernest Paige WO
    • Milton Seward W 3
  • Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1975 North American Championships in Miami, Florida. Results:
    • Manuel Billarrulez (Panama) RSC 2
    • Michel Briere (Canada) RSC 2
  • Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico. Results:
    • Michel Briere (Canada) KO 1
    • Segundo Cobenas (Peru) KO 1
    • Jesus de las Rosas Marte (Dominican Republic) 5-0
    • Victor Corona (Cuba) 5-0
  • 1976 U.S. Olympic Trials Light Welterweight Champion. Results:
  • 1976 U.S. Olympic Box-Offs Champion. Results:
  • Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Results:

Minor & Regional Titles

Awards & Recognition

Notes

  • Older brother Roger Leonard was also a professional boxer
  • Leonard was the first boxer to earn over $100 million dollars in purses

External Link


Preceded by:
Wilfred Benitez
WBC Welterweight Champion
1979 Nov 30 – 1980 Jun 20
Succeeded by:
Roberto Duran
Preceded by:
Roberto Duran
WBC Welterweight Champion
1980 Nov 25 – 1982 Nov 9
Retired
Succeeded by:
Milton McCrory
Preceded by:
Ayub Kalule
WBA Light Middleweight Champion
1981 Jun 25 – 1981 Jun
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Tadashi Mihara
Preceded by:
Thomas Hearns
WBA Welterweight Champion
1981 Sep 16 – 1982 Nov 9
Retired
Succeeded by:
Donald Curry
Preceded by:
Marvin Hagler
WBC Middleweight Champion
1987 Apr 6 – 1987 May 27
Retired
Succeeded by:
Thomas Hearns
Preceded by:
Donny Lalonde
WBC Light Heavyweight Champion
1988 Nov 7 – 1989 Feb 21
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Dennis Andries
Preceded by:
Inaugural Champion
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
1988 Nov 7 – 1990 Dec 15
Retired
Succeeded by:
Mauro Galvano