Sugar Ray Leonard is one of my favorite boxers of all time. He was from Maryland and was the first boxer to make over $100 Million in boxing purses. Ray had some of the biggest fight in boxing history and he was trained by Angelo Dundee, the same trainer for Muhammed Ali. So, Sugar Ray had to beat Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran to become champ.
By his thirteenth professional fight, Ray fought with his first world ranked opponent Floyd Mayweather (father of the now famous Floyd Mayweather Jr.), who he defeated. In 1979, he won the NABF Welterweight Championship.
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