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Sugar Ray Leonard

by Steven Case, 2010.

May 17, 1956 -

Sugar Ray LeonardThe 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist in boxing, Sugar Ray Leonard is a native North Carolinian from Wilmington and was boxing's Fighter of the Decade in the 1980s. During his career Leonard won an astonishing five world titles in five different weight classes facing such well known opponents as Wilfred Benitez, Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Donny Lalonde, and Marvin Hagler.

Leonard's Olympic Gold, his world titles, and his career record of 36-3-1 (including 25 knockouts) led to his inclusion in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Reggie Bibbs, "Detail of Sugar Ray Leonard," 2007.

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HI email me if you can I am a fourth grader at Ravenscroft School and I am looking for info about you.


I just sent you an email, Emily. I included an address you can use to mail a letter to Sugar Ray Leonard. If you are looking for more information about him, you may be able to find some at the library at Ravenscroft and at the Wake County Public Libraries.

Let us know if you have other questions, though.

Good luck in your research.

Michelle Underhill, Government & Heritage Library

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