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Sugar Ray Leonard returns to site of 1st Golden Gloves title win for upcoming PBC card

Forty-two years after he captured his first National Golden Gloves Tournament title at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard returns Saturday, October 10 to the same historic building as a television analyst for Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN. PBC on NBCSN is headlined by a 10-round rematch between Framingham (MA) welterweight Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor...
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Rich Hill Asks You Not To Call His Year A 'Comeback'

Milton, Mass.'s Rich Hill (AP Photo)In December of 1983, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard said this about his latest return to the ring, "It's not a comeback. I am back." Now, Red Sox starter Rich Hill seems to me channeling the former middleweight champ. In an article on Derek Jeter's website The Players' Tribune ("Don’t Call It a Comeback"), Hill believes emphatically that his...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard will act as presenter at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame August 8th

Rich Marotta, the president and CEO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday that Sugar Ray Leonard has confirmed his attendance at the third annual induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. Leonard, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, was a member of the inaugural class of NVBHOF inductees in 2013 and last year presented his one-time rival Roberto Duran for...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard visits SportsCenter to discuss Mayweather-Pacquiao

Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., campus today for an ESPN Car Wash, appearing on several ESPN shows, including SportsCenter to discuss the much anticipated May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight and more. In the photo here, you see ESPN’s Jay Crawford and Chris McKendry with Sugar Ray Leonard on the set of SportsCenter. Sugar...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard expects more punches & a knockdown in #MayweatherMaidana2

So we heard what Roberto Duran had to say about the Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 rematch and now the second of the four kings of the 80′s comes to the fold as “Sugar” Ray Leonard chimes in on what he expects to happen on September 13th at the MGM Grand. Leonard who was in Las Vegas a few weeks back and inducted Roberto Duran into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame spoke to me about...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The Best Round Ever

Round 1: Everyone has a passion in life, and when you get to know people in this world it doesn’t take much time to figure out what those passions are. Simply put, Paul Navarro knows his ****. When it comes to the fight game, that being of the boxing or the mixed martial arts variety, […]The post Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Robinson: Ring legend

If you've heard somebody use the phrase "pound for pound," if you've marveled at an athlete's entourage, if you know who the singer Mark McGrath is, then you know a little something about Sugar Ray Robinson. "He was bigger than life," his son, Ray Robinson Jr., told this week. "He was everything to me." Muhammad Ali is boxing's greatest political icon, but no boxer...
Via Fox Sports
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First Look: Usher Filming For Sugar Ray Leonard Biopic

PANAMA - Grammy award winning R & B crooner Usher Raymond has been diligently preparing for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming bio-pic, “Hands of Stone.” In a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine, Raymond spoke of the rigors of training to carve his body into shape to closely resemble the iconic 146 pound world champion. “What he did as a boxer is no...
Via BadCulture
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard picks Floyd Mayweather to be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for 2013's Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 16. As they often do, they have other famous figures in sports and sports history to offer their own take on who should win the award. Here, you'll find the take from Sugar Ray Leonard, and his choice of Floyd Mayweather as the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Here's an excerpt from...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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