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"Sugar" Ray Leonard
(Ray Charles Leonard)

BORN May 17 1956; Wilmington, North Carolina
HEIGHT 5-10
WEIGHT 141-168 lbs
MANAGER Mike Trainer
TRAINER Angelo Dundee
RECORD 36-3-1 (25 KO)

 

Leonard was an extremely talented boxer who had ring "savvy" along with boxing skills and fast hands - loaded with a good punch; He engaged in a limited number of fights - but they were enough to convince observers that he was one of the best ever; "Sugar" Ray met many of the best of his time and won most of the battles

During his career, Ray defeated such men as Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Donnie Lalonde, Wilfred Benitez, Floyd Mayweather, Ayub Kalule, Dave Green, Armando Muniz, Tony Chiaverini and Pete Ranzany

Herb Goldman ranked Leonard as the #2 All-Time Welterweight; Ray was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997


Leonard-Benitez 1979 Fight Video Clip (Round 15)

Leonard-Duran #2 1980 Fight Video Clip (Rounds 7 and 8)

Leonard-Hearns 1981 Fight Video Clip

Leonard-Finch 1982 Fight Video Clip

Leonard-Hagler 1987 Fight Video Clip (Round 6)

Leonard-Lalonde 1988 Fight Video Clip

Leonard Fight Video Clip

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*** AMATEUR BOUTS ***
1972
         -Leonard won the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship

1973
       Hilmer Kenty                                                W  
         -Leonard won the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship
       Randy Shields                                               L  
         -Leonard was the
National AAU Light Welterweight Runner-Up

1974
         -Leonard won the National AAU Light Welterweight Championship

         -Leonard won the National Golden Gloves Welterweight Championship

1975
       -Leonard won the
National AAU Light Welterweight Championship

       -Leonard won the Pan American Games Light Welterweight Championship

1976
       -Leonard won the Olympic Games Light Welterweight Championship
          Gold Medal
in Montreal, Que, Can

       Ulf Carlsson (Sweden)       Montreal, Que, Can             W  3
       Valery Limassov (USSR)      Montreal, Que, Can             W  3
       Clinton McKenzie (Britain)  Montreal, Que, Can             W  3
       Ulrich Beyer (East Germany) Montreal, Que, Can             W  3
       Kazimierz Szczerba (Poland) Montreal, Que, Can             W  3
       Andres Aldama (Cuba)        Montreal, Que, Can             W  3
 

*** PROFESSIONAL BOUTS ***

1977
Feb  5 Luis Vega                   Baltimore, Md                   W  6
May 14 Willie Rodriguez            Baltimore, Md                   W  6
Jun 10 Vinnie DeBarros             Hartford, Ct                   TK  3
Sep 24 Frank Santore               Baltimore, Md                  KO  5
Nov  5 Augustin Estrada            Las Vegas, Nv                  KO  5
Dec 17 Hector Diaz                 Washington, DC                 KO  2

1978
Feb  4 Rocky Ramon                 Baltimore, Md                   W  8
Mar  1 Art McKnight                Dayton, Oh                     KO  7
Mar 19 Javier Muniz                New Haven, Ct                  KO  1
Apr 13 Bobby Hayman                Landover, Md                   TK  3
May 13 Randy Milton                Utica, NY                      TK  8
Jun  3 Rafael Rodriguez            Baltimore, Md                   W 10
Jul 18 Dick Eckland                Boston, Ma                      W 10
Sep  9 Floyd Mayweather            Providence, RI                 TK 10
Oct  6 Randy Shields               Baltimore, Md                   W 10
Nov  3 Bernardo Prada              Portland, Me                    W 10
Dec  9 Armando Muniz               Springfield, Ma                TK  6

1979
Jan 11 Johnny Gant                 Landover, Md                   TK  8
Feb 11 Fernand Marcotte            Miami Beach, Fl                TK  8
Mar 24 Daniel Gonzales             Tucson, Az                     KO  1
Apr 21 Adolfo Viruet               Las Vegas, Nv                   W 10
May 20 Marcos Geraldo              New Orleans, La                 W 10
Jun 24 Tony Chiaverini             Las Vegas, Nv                  TK  4
Aug 12 Pete Ranzany                Las Vegas, Nv                  TK  4
          -NABF Welterweight Championship
Sep 28 Andy Price                  Las Vegas, Nv                  KO  1
          -NABF Welterweight Championship
Nov 30 Wilfredo Benitez            Las Vegas, Nv                  TK 15
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World

1980
Mar 31 Davey "Boy" Green           Landover, Md                   KO  4
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World
Jun 20 Roberto Duran               Montreal, Que, Can              L 15
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World
Nov 25 Roberto Duran               New Orleans, La                TK  8
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World

1981
Mar 28 Larry Bonds                 Syracuse, NY                   TK 10
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World
Jun 25 Ayub Kalule                 Houston, Tx                    TK  9
          -WBA Junior Middleweight Championship of the World
Sep 16 Thomas Hearns               Las Vegas, Nv                  TK 14
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World;
           WBA Welterweight Championship of the World

1982
Feb 15 Bruce Finch                 Reno, Nv                       TK  3
          -WBC Welterweight Championship of the World;
           WBA Welterweight Championship of the World
Nov  9 -Leonard announced his retirement from the ring (only to return later)

1984
May 11 Kevin Howard                Worcester, Ma                  TK  9

1987
Apr  6 Marvin Hagler               Las Vegas, Nv                   W 12
          -WBC Middleweight Championship of the World

1988
Nov  7 Donnie Lalonde              Las Vegas, Nv                  TK  9
          -WBC Light Heavyweight Championship of the World;
           WBC Super Middleweight Championship of the World

1989
Jun 12 Thomas Hearns               Las Vegas, Nv                   D 12
          -WBC Super Middleweight Championship of the World;
          -WBO Super Middleweight Championship of the World
Dec  7 Roberto Duran               Las Vegas, Nv                   W 12
          -WBC Super Middleweight Championship of the World

1991
Feb  9 Terry Norris                New York, NY                    L 12
          -WBC Junior Middleweight Championship of the World

1997
Mar  1 Hector "Macho" Camacho      Atlantic City, NJ              LT  5
          -IBC  Middleweight Championship of the World


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization
 

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