Sugar Ray loves dogs. He has a miniature schnauzer named Kit. He has also had cocker spaniels and a chihuahua.
Sugar Ray's last fight was on March 1, 1997, against Hector 'Macho' Camacho.
Sugar Ray had 40 professional fights with a record of 36-3-1 with 25 knockouts.
Sugar Ray won a Gold Medal at the 1975 Pan American Games.
On November 30, 1979, Sugar Ray beat Wilfred Benitez to win his first professional title, the WBC Welterweight Championship.
The band "Sugar Ray" named themselves after Leonard.
Sugar Ray was the National AAU Light Welterweight Champion in 1974 and 1975.
Sugar Ray won a Gold Medal at the 1976 Olympics Games in Montreal in the Light Welterweight division.
Sugar Ray was undefeated in his first 25 professional fights.
Sugar Ray set a record by making $40,000 for his first pro fight.
Sugar Ray was named Fighter of the Year by Ring Magazine in 1981.
In 1982, Sugar Ray suffered from a detached retina in his left eye.
Sugar Ray was inducted into the International Boxing Hall Of Fame in 1997.
Sugar Ray won three consecutive Golden Gloves Championships. He won the Lightweight Championship in 1972 and 1973 and the Light Welterweight Championship in 1974.
Leonard was given the nickname "Sugar" by one of his amateur coaches.
He was named after singer, pianist legend Ray Charles.
Sugar Ray: Words cannot describe that feeling - of being a man, of being a gladiator, of being a warrior. It's irreplaceable.
Sugar Ray: We assume the risks. That's what makes a great champion. We care, but you can't let that be a burden to you.
Sugar Ray: I wanted to do in boxing what Bruce Lee was able to do in karate. Lee was an artist, and, like him, I try to get beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want my fights to be seen as plays.
Sugar Ray: A fighter never knows when it's the last bell. He doesn't want to face that.
Sugar Ray: Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
Sugar Ray: My ambition is not to be just a good fighter. I want to be great, something special.
Sugar Ray: We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.
Sugar Ray: You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win.
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