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**[[Kazimierz Szczerba]] (Poland) W 3 (5-0)
 
**[[Kazimierz Szczerba]] (Poland) W 3 (5-0)
 
**[[Andres Aldama]] (Cuba) W 3 (5-0)
 
**[[Andres Aldama]] (Cuba) W 3 (5-0)
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==Professional World Titles==
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*[[WBC]] Welterweight Championship ([[Wilfred Benitez vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|TKO 15]] [[Wilfred Benitez]] - November 30, 1979).
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*[[WBC]] Welterweight Championship ([[Roberto Duran vs. Sugar Ray Leonard (2nd meeting)|TKO 8]] [[Roberto Duran]] - November 25, 1980).
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*[[WBA]] Junior Middleweight Championship ([[Ayub Kalule vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|TKO 9]] [[Ayub Kalule]] - June 25, 1980).
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*[[WBA]] Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns (1st meeting)|TKO 14]] [[Thomas Hearns]] - September 16, 1981).
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*[[WBC]] Middleweight Championship ([[Marvin Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|W 12]] [[Marvin Hagler]] - April 6, 1987).
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*[[WBC]] Super Middleweight Championship ([[Donny Lalonde vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|TKO 9]] [[Donny Lalonde]] - November 7, 1989).
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*[[WBC]] Light Heavyweight Championship ([[Donny Lalonde vs. Sugar Ray Leonard|TKO 9]] [[Donny Lalonde]] - November 7, 1989).
  
==Minor & Regional Professional Titles==
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==Professional Regional Titles==
*Mid-Atlantic Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Johnny Gant|KO 8]] [[Johnny Gant]] - January 11, 1979)
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*Mid-Atlantic Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Johnny Gant|TKO 8]] [[Johnny Gant]] - January 11, 1979)
*[[NABF]] Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Pete Ranzany|KO 4]] [[Pete Ranzany]] - August 12, 1979)
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*[[NABF]] Welterweight Championship ([[Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Pete Ranzany|TKO 4]] [[Pete Ranzany]] - August 12, 1979)
  
 
==Awards & Recognition==
 
==Awards & Recognition==
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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)
 
*Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1985)
 
*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)  
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*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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*[[The Ring Magazine]] Fighter of the Decade (1980s)
 
*[[KO Magazine]] [[:File:KOMag.8908.JPG|Outstanding Fighter of the Decade]] (1980s)
 
*[[KO Magazine]] [[:File:KOMag.8908.JPG|Outstanding Fighter of the Decade]] (1980s)
 
*[[Mark Grossinger Etess Award]] for Boxer of the Decade (1980s)
 
*[[Mark Grossinger Etess Award]] for Boxer of the Decade (1980s)
 
*Named the [[The Top 50 Fighters of the Last 50 Years|5th greatest fighter of the last 50 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] (1996)
 
*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 [[World Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1996)
 
*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1997)
 
*Inducted into the [[International Boxing Hall of Fame]] (1997)
*Named the third greatest welterweight of the 20th century by the Associated Press (1999)
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*Named the 3rd greatest welterweight of the 20th century by the Associated Press (1999)
 
*Named the [[The 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years|9th greatest fighter of the last 80 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] (2002)
 
*Named the [[The 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years|9th greatest fighter of the last 80 years]] by [[The Ring Magazine]] (2002)
  

Revision as of 21:15, 15 May 2013

Sugar Ray Leonard 03.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
  • 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:

Professional World Titles

Professional 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 Links


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