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Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth

Sugar Ray Leonard Net Worth. Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as “Sugar” Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxermotivational speaker, and occasional actor. Often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he competed professionally between 1977 and 1997, winning world titles in five weight classes; the lineal championship in three weight classes; as well as the undisputed welterweight championship. Leonard was part of the “Four Kings”, a group of boxers who all fought each other throughout the 1980s, consisting of Leonard, Roberto DuránThomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler. Leonard also won a light welterweight gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

The “Four Kings” created a wave of popularity in the lower weight classes that kept boxing relevant in the post-Muhammad Ali era, during which Leonard defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Hearns, Durán, Hagler, and Wilfred Benítez. Leonard was also the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, and was named “Boxer of the Decade” in the 1980s. The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1979 and 1981, while the Boxing Writers Association of America named him Fighter of the Year in 1976, 1979, and 1981. In 2002, Leonard was voted by The Ring as the ninth greatest fighter of the last 80 years. In 2016, he was voted by The Ring to be the greatest living fighter. BoxRec ranks him as the 14th greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound.

What is Sugar Ray Leonard’s Net Worth? 

Net Worth: $120 Million

Date of Birth: May 17, 1956 (67 years old)

Place of Birth: Rocky Mount

Gender: Male

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer, Actor

Nationality: United States of America

Sugar Ray Leonard is an American retired professional boxer and motivational speaker who has a net worth of $120 million. Like the original “Sugar Ray” Robinson, Leonard is considered to be one of the best boxers of all time. Over the course of his 20-year career, he won world titles in five different weight divisions. He also won lineal championships in three different weight divisions and the undisputed welterweight title.

After the popularity of heavier fighters like Muhammad Ali faded away, Leonard and three other fighters known as the “Fabulous Four” kept boxing interesting and made fans excited about the lower weight classes. The other four boxers were Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler. Leonard succeeded in defeating all of these three contemporaries, and he also famously beat Wilfred Benitez.

Leonard is also famous for his financial success, and he became the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses. Sugar Ray also won a number of awards, including Boxer of the Year. Generally speaking, Leonard is ranked in the top ten or the top 15 in terms of best pound-for-pound boxers of all time.

Nyongesa Sande
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Nyongesa Sande is a Kenyan blogger, Pan Africanist,c olumnist Political Activist , blogger, informer & businesman who has interest in politics, governance, corporate fraud, human rights and television personality.

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