About Sugar Ray Leonard
It has been reported that the overall sum of Sugar Ray Leonard net worth is as high as 120 million dollars. He is a well known name in sports industry, especially in boxing. He has earned a huge part of his net worth because of his career as a professional boxer although currently he is retired from this career. In addition to that, he is also a motivational speaker. Talking about his career as a boxer, he is regarded as one of the most successful boxers of all time. He has become a winner of titles in five weight categories. Thus, boxing has made him very popular and also added up a lot to the total sum of Sugar Ray Leonard net worth.
The boxer was born in North Carolina in 1956. Although he was born there Sugar Ray Leonard spent a bigger part of his life in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Sugar Ray Leonard was named after Ray Charles, who is a singer. In the 1980s, Sugar Ray Leonard’s career in boxing was crowned when he was titled as the Boxer of the Decade. When he was 14 years old, he started to attend boxing classes at a local recreation center. At that time, it was already clear that he would go on successfully on his career as a boxer and he was the best in his class.
Sugar Ray Leonard managed to make his name extremely popular in boxing and he even got his nickname after Sugar Ray Robinson, who is considered to be one of the biggest contenders in the boxing world. Sugar Ray Leonard has competed against the top boxers in the sports world such as Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran and has won many titles against all of them.
Soon after, he became the first boxer who got five titles in five different weight categories. Nobody could beat his record for a long time. With such high winnings, a lot of prize money came which has added up a lot to the overall size of Sugar Ray Leonard net worth, as well. Also, he has experienced a couple of retirements and comebacks, but he finally decided to retire for good in 1997. One of the reasons of it was his loss to Hector Camacho.
After retirement, he has been working as a sports commentator for various networks, which has also served as an important source of Sugar Ray Leonard net worth.