Sugar Ray Leonard’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Boxing
  • Age: 63
  • Birth Place: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA
  • Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
  • Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
  • Marital Status: Married (Bernadette Robi)
  • Full Name: Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Nationality: United States
  • Date of Birth: May 17, 1956
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Occupation: Professional Boxer (Retired)
  • Children: 4 (Ray Charles Jr., Jarrel, Camille, Daniel Ray)

Also recognized as an actor, Sugar Ray Leonard is a retired professional boxer with an estimated net worth of $120 million as of 2012.

Named as the Boxer of the Decade during the 1980s, Leonard is known for his notable matches with some International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees like Roberto Durán, Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Wilfred Benítez. He is considered as the first boxer to have won over $100 million for purses alone. He is also the first professional boxer to have won world titles in five different weight divisions.

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At age 13, Leonard started his amateur boxing career. His initial years as an amateur boxer proved to a success however, as years passed by, Leonard decided to change plans, and pursue a professional career, thereby leaving his Olympic dreams behind. Prior to his entry to his professional boxing career, Sugar Ray Leonard had to struggle in providing the needs of his parents who are incapable of working as well as giving financial support to his child and the mother of his child, without any endorsement opportunities.

He was once named by The Ring and The Boxing Writers Association of America as “Fighter of the Year”,  “Sportsman of the Year” by Sports Illustrated and Wide World of Sports’ “Athlete of the Year”. 

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Currently, Sugar Ray Leonard is married to Bernadette Robi. He has other children named Jarrel, Camille, Daniel Ray.