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Sugar Ray Leonard 1956-Present. By Michael D. Hernandez. Background. BIRTH DATE: May 17, 1956 (Age: 57) PLACE OF BIRTH: Rocky Mount, North Carolina OCCUPATION: Boxer Full Name: Ray Charles Leonard AKA: Sugar Ray Leonard . Family Life.

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sugar ray leonard 1956 present
Sugar Ray Leonard1956-Present
  • By Michael D. Hernandez
  • BIRTH DATE: May 17, 1956 (Age: 57)
  • PLACE OF BIRTH: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • Full Name: Ray Charles Leonard
  • AKA: Sugar Ray Leonard
family life
Family Life
  • The fifth of Gertha (mother) and Cicero Leonard's seven children
  • He was named after his mother's favorite singer, Ray Charles.
  • Leonard grew up in a loving home
family life1
Family Life
  • His father earned a living as a night manager at a supermarket
  • Mother worked as a nurse
  • Finances were often tight
  • Leonard was a shy child
  • He stayed home a lot, reading comic books and playing with his dog
  • He never did talk too much
  • Sugar Ray Leonard went to high school at Parkdale High School. Parkdale High School is located at 6001 Good Luck Road in Riverdale, MD.
  • Ray decided to stick with boxing instead of pursuing a college education
  • He struggled with rage, addiction, abuse and depression
  • His mother and father had health issues
  • The family needed money and he turned professional for that reason
  • He won the National Golden Gloves in 1973
  • He was crowned the national Amateur Athletic Union champion
  • Leonard won three National Golden Gloves and two AAU championships and the 1975 Pan American title
  • His victories included wins over Roberto Duran and Thomas Hearns.
  • Leonard retired from boxing for good in 1997
  • He finished his pro boxing career with a 36-3-1 record and 25 knockouts.
  • He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1998

Sugar Ray Leonard is considered to be one of the best boxers of all time

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Today’s life
  • He become a successful motivational speaker, actor and commercial endorser
  • Today, he is one of the most revered boxers and has set great examples for decades to come
  • The public simply loved him for his agreeable persona and his sweet looking face which is miraculously unscarred.