Ray Charles Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is a retired professional boxer. He was named Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother’s favorite singer, Ray Charles. Leonard was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, and he is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time, winning world titles in five weight divisions and defeating future International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Ben??tez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Dur?­n and Marvin Hagler. Leonard was named Boxer of the Decade” for the 1980s. “