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Sugar Ray Leonard
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Leonard in 1998
Real name Ray Charles Leonard
Nickname(s) Sugar
Rated at
  • Welterweight
  • Light middleweight
  • Middleweight
  • Super middleweight
  • Light heavyweight
Height 5 ft 10+1/2 in
Reach 74 in
Nationality American
Born May 17, 1956 (1956-05-17) (age 64)
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 40
Wins 36
Wins by KO 25
Losses 3
Draws 1

Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), better known as Sugar Ray Leonard, is a former American boxer. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. Leonard is believed by many to be one of the best boxers of all times. He was named the "Boxer of the Decade" for the 1980s. Leonard retired with a record of 36 wins (25 by knockout) 3 losses and 1 draw. He also won the gold medal in the 1976 Olympics.

His mother named him after singer Ray Charles.

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