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Born: 1956-05-17
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
Biography of Sugar Ray Leonard

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

Tags: Gift, Religious, Respect

I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject.

Tags: Contract, Outspoken, Subject

If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues.

Tags: Fights, Paid, Talent

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian.

Tags: Funny, Kids, Wish

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

Tags: Away, Become, Takes

It's hard to talk about yourself.

Tags: Hard, Talk, Yourself

No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran.

Tags: Beat, Guys, Thought

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

Tags: Happens, Life, Mine

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

Tags: Able, Empty, Fill

When I'm not in training. I'll walk around the streets at 153, but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.

Tags: Training, Walk, Weight

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.

Tags: After, Kiss, Wanted

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

Tags: Easy, Unless, Young

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.

Tags: Challenge, Time, Yourself

I'm a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him.

Tags: Again, Him, Proud

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

Tags: Fight, Hurt, Pray

They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it's paid off so far.

Tags: Far, Off, Wife

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct.

Tags: Aggressive, Boxing, Instinct

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

Tags: Dreams, Within

Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive.

Tags: Give, Life, Put

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

Tags: Less, Put, Weight

Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume.

Tags: Career, Good, Start

Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.

Tags: Him, Making, Try

I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off.

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

Tags: Best, Spend, Training

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

Tags: Able, Health, Wants

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy.

Tags: Become, Himself, Philosophy

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.

Tags: Career, Great, Win

Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five.

Tags: Lost, Start, Won

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

Tags: Both, Fight, Wife

Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.

Tags: Ali, Except, Fighters

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

Tags: Air, Class, Fresh

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.

Tags: Difficult, Guy, Honest

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

Tags: Best, Him, Hurt

I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end.

Tags: Beginning, End, Seen

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

Tags: Bigger, Boxing, Guys

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

Tags: Fear, Gonna, Others

I'm a free agent. I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don't need a promoter.

Tags: Agent, Fight, Free