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Sugar Ray Leonard planning to give Muhammad Ali tribute speech at Nevada boxing hall of fame dinner

Sugar Ray Leonard, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s (NVBHOF) inaugural class in 2013, will return to the Hall’s 2016 induction ceremony to pay tribute to the late Muhammad Ali. Leonard, who won a 1976 Olympic gold medal and world titles in five weight classes as a pro, will give a speech, “What Muhammad Ali Meant to Me,” as part of the annual induction dinner...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago

Sugar Ray and Hitman eager to see Thurman-Porter bout

NEW YORK (AP) When Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns start talking up a fight as if they were in it during their prime, boxing fans listen. The two champions like what they've seen from Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who meet Saturday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for Thurman's WBA welterweight title. ''Both guys are at the top of the welterweight division,'' Leonard says...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Farrakhan attends Muslim prayer service for Ali

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The Latest on memorials for boxing great Muhammad Ali (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The Rev. Jesse Jackson says Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan attended the Muslim prayer service for Muhammad Ali. Thursday's service was attended by Ali's family and thousands of Muslims and fans of the boxing champion, who died last Friday at the age of 74. Ali joined...
Via Associated Press
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

7th annual Big Fighters, Big Cause charity boxing night for the Sugar Ray Leonard foundation on May 25th

On Wednesday, May 25, B. Riley & Co. will present the 7th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night benefiting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Emceed by actor and comedian Bill Bellamy, the evening will feature a thrilling mix of professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions, food by Wolfgang Puck...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard will act as presenter at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame August 8th

Rich Marotta, the president and CEO of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday that Sugar Ray Leonard has confirmed his attendance at the third annual induction gala on Saturday, August 8, at Caesars Palace. Leonard, a 1976 Olympic gold medalist, was a member of the inaugural class of NVBHOF inductees in 2013 and last year presented his one-time rival Roberto Duran for...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves cut Juan Jaime and bring up Sugar Ray Marimon

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have designated right-hander Juan Jaime for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander Sugar Ray Marimon from Triple-A Gwinnett. Jaime walked four while getting four outs in his first two games. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday the move was made because ''you need somebody in the game who throws strikes.'' Jaime was the loser in Sunday...
Via Associated Press
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The Best Round Ever

Round 1: Everyone has a passion in life, and when you get to know people in this world it doesn’t take much time to figure out what those passions are. Simply put, Paul Navarro knows his ****. When it comes to the fight game, that being of the boxing or the mixed martial arts variety, […]The post Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Robinson: Ring legend

If you've heard somebody use the phrase "pound for pound," if you've marveled at an athlete's entourage, if you know who the singer Mark McGrath is, then you know a little something about Sugar Ray Robinson. "He was bigger than life," his son, Ray Robinson Jr., told FOXSports.com this week. "He was everything to me." Muhammad Ali is boxing's greatest political icon, but no boxer...
Via Fox Sports
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

First Look: Usher Filming For Sugar Ray Leonard Biopic

PANAMA - Grammy award winning R & B crooner Usher Raymond has been diligently preparing for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming bio-pic, “Hands of Stone.” In a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine, Raymond spoke of the rigors of training to carve his body into shape to closely resemble the iconic 146 pound world champion. “What he did as a boxer is no...
Via BadCulture
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Sugar Ray Leonard picks Floyd Mayweather to be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for 2013's Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 16. As they often do, they have other famous figures in sports and sports history to offer their own take on who should win the award. Here, you'll find the take from Sugar Ray Leonard, and his choice of Floyd Mayweather as the 2013 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Here's an excerpt from...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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