Sugar Ray Leonard | $ 100 Million
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Sugar Ray Leonard

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Net Worth $ 100 Million
  • Birthday1st Jan, 70
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Born Sugar Ray Leonard has an estimated net worth of $120 million. Leonard, retired professional boxer is an American motivational speaker, and occasional actor. Leonard has earned his net worth from his earnings of over $100 million as a professional boxer as well as from his jobs as motivational speaker, and occasional actor. Leonard made his professional debut on February 5, 1977 before a crowd of 10,270 at the Civic Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Leonard had his first world title, WBC Welterweight Championship on November 30, 1979 over Wilfred Benitez in 1979. He went to fight for his second world title against Larry Bonds with whom he dropped in the tenth at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Leonard won world titles in five weight divisions and defeated fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees  Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán, and Marvin Hagler. Leonard finished his career with a record of 36–3–1 with 25 knockouts. Leonard's media appearances include as a boxing analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, HBO and EPIX.  His  commercial endorsements  included Coca-Cola, EA Sports, Ford, Nabisco, Revlon and 7 Up.

Quotes

  • Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.
  • I'm a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him.
  • They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it's paid off so far.
  • Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.
  • Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
  • Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive.
  • To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.
  • I'm a free agent. I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don't need a promoter.
  • Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over.
  • I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped.

Did you know?

  • Leonard was named "Boxer of the Decade" for the 1980s.
  • Leonard was 1973 National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion.
  • Leonard was 1976 Olympic Light Welterweight Gold Medalist.
  • Leonard won the National Golden Gloves and National AAU Light Welterweight Championships in 1974.
  • Leonard was named "Fighter of the Year" for 1979 by the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring .

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Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and its annual Walk for a Cure. In 2009, the foundation expanded to support programs that help people rebuild their communities in ten cities across the United States. It supports accessible housing, healthcare services, and educational services and job training.
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