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Sugar Ray Leonard
May 17, 1956 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over.


You just don't heal that easy unless you're young.


Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport.


We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.


Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger.


Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are.


I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out.


Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons.


It's different when you become a professional, because you also have to become a businessman, and that takes something away from it.


When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have.


I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself.


I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.


It's hard to talk about yourself.


Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring.


Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.


I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it.


I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped.


Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt.


To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.


When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty.


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