Sugar Ray Leonard

Sports legend Sugar Ray Leonard was widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, becoming the first professional boxer to earn over $100 million in purses, as well as being named "Boxer of the Decade" for ... Read more »
Born: 05/17/1956 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

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Hell's Kitchen 2012 (Tv Show)

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Dancing With the Stars: The Story So Far 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The Fighter 2010 (Movie)

Sugar Ray Leonard (Actor)

Married... With Children 1991 - 1992, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Contender 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Costas NOW 1996 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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2004 Radio Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Miss USA 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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I Spy 2002 (Movie)

Vegas Commentator (Actor)

Bruce Jenner: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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L.A. Heat 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Riot 1995 (Movie)

Major Williams (Actor)

The Movie That Changed My Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Birthday Memories 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Legend to Legend Night 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Burt Wolf/ Eating Well 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Muhammad Ali's 50th Birthday Celebration 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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None But the Lonely Heart 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 12th Annual ACE Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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That's What Friends Are For: AIDS Concert '88 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 10th Annual ACE Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 9th Annual ACE Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Black Champions 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Other (1)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

Boxing Consultant (Consultant)

Biography

Sports legend Sugar Ray Leonard was widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, becoming the first professional boxer to earn over $100 million in purses, as well as being named "Boxer of the Decade" for his accomplishments during the 1980s. Born Ray Charles Leonard on May, 15, 1956 in Rocky Mount, NC to parents Cicero and Gertha Leonard, he grew up in the areas of Washington, D.C. and Maryland, and, at the urging of his older brother, Roger, began boxing at the age of 14 at a local recreation center. Leonard excelled as a fighter. Soon after fighting in the 1972 Olympic trials - after lying about his age to qualify and despite early loses to more seasoned fighters - gained a reputation as a contender and the nickname "Sugar Ray" after the man many considered the greatest boxer of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson. In 1976, he won a gold medal in the light welterweight division, immediately announcing his retirement and plans to attend college after the bout. However, his father's illness and mounting medical bills, along with a newborn child, soon altered Leonard's plans. In 1977, he fought, and won, his first professional showdown, setting the stage for an astounding series of title belts and victories over the likes of Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler. Over the course of his professional career Robinson went on to become the first boxer to win title belts in five different weight classes, a long-standing world record.

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