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Leonard, Sugar Ray, 1956-

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Personal name headingLeonard, Sugar Ray, 1956-
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Variant(s)Leonard, Ray Charles, 1956-
Biography/History noteIndividual was a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee and an Olympic Gold Medal awardee.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19560517
Place of birthWilmington (N.C.)
Field of activityBoxing
AffiliationSugar Ray Leonard Boxing, Inc.
Profession or occupationBoxers (Sports) Olympic athletes
Found inRosenthal, Bert. Sugar Ray Leonard, the baby-faced boxer, 1982 (subj.) CIP t.p. (Sugar Ray Leonard) CIP galley (Ray Charles Leonard; b. 5/17/56)
African American National Biography, accessed February 19, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Leonard, Sugar Ray; Ray Charles Leonard; boxer, hall of fame athlete; born 17 May 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States; won the local Golden Gloves as a lightweight (1972); won the gold medal for his weight class in the 1976 U.S. Olympic team; formed Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing, Inc.; his World Boxing Council (WBC) championship match against Wilfred Benitez was the first welterweight fight to pay each fighter more than a million dollars (1979); became the World Boxing Association (WBA) junior middleweight champion; became the WBC middleweight champion; second-highest-earning boxer of all time; was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1997))
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