Sugar Ray Leonard Record & Stats

Sugar Ray Leonard Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 20 years, Sugar Ray Leonard fought 40 times with 36 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. By his last professional fight on March 1, 1997, Leonard's boxing record stood at 36-3-1 (25 KO wins, 1 KO loss).

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Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
“Sugar”
Born
May 17, 1956
Age
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Debut
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Record
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Rounds
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KOs
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Height
179 cm
Reach
188 cm
Ape Index
9 cm
Stance
Orthodox
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Sugar Ray Leonard's record and stats
Sugar Ray Leonard's Record

      Sugar Ray Leonard (Sugar) is a retired American professional boxer. He was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S. on May 17, 1956. Leonard made his professional boxing debut at the age of 20 on February 5, 1977. He is a former 4-weight-class world champion. He is 66 years old, and will be turning 67 in 3 months and 13 days. Leonard is a Hall of Famer.

      Boxing Record

      Total Fights40
      Wins36
      Losses3
      Draws1
      No-Contests0
      KO Wins25
      Total Title Wins10
      Title Defenses5
      Title-Fight KO Wins8
      Losses via KO1
      #DateAgeOpponentResultVia
      40Mar 1, 199740 Héctor CamachoLossTKO5
      39Feb 9, 199134 Terry Norris LossUD
      38Dec 7, 198933 Roberto Durán WinUD
      37Jun 12, 198933 Thomas Hearns DrawSD
      36Nov 7, 198832Donny Lalonde WinTKO9
      35Apr 6, 198730 Marvelous Marvin Hagler WinSD
      34May 11, 198427Kevin HowardWinTKO9
      33Feb 15, 198225Bruce Finch WinTKO3
      32Sep 16, 198125 Thomas Hearns WinTKO14
      31Jun 25, 198125 Ayub Kalule WinTKO9
      30Mar 28, 198124Larry Bonds WinTKO10
      29Nov 25, 198024 Roberto Durán WinTKO8
      28Jun 20, 198024 Roberto Durán LossUD
      27Mar 31, 198023 Dave Boy Green WinKO4
      26Nov 30, 197923 Wilfred Benítez WinTKO15
      25Sep 28, 197923Andy PriceWinKO1
      24Aug 12, 197923Pete RanzanyWinTKO4
      23Jun 24, 197923Tony ChiaveriniWinRTD4
      22May 20, 197923Marcos GeraldoWinUD
      21Apr 21, 197922Adolfo ViruetWinUD
      20Mar 24, 197922Daniel Aldo GonzalezWinTKO1
      19Feb 11, 197922Fernand MarcotteWinTKO8
      18Jan 11, 197922Johnny GantWinTKO8
      17Dec 9, 197822Armando MunizWinRTD6
      16Nov 3, 197822Bernardo PradaWinUD
      15Oct 6, 197822Randy ShieldsWinUD
      14Sep 9, 197822 Floyd Mayweather Sr.WinTKO10
      13Jul 18, 197822Dicky EklundWinUD
      12Jun 3, 197822Rafael RodriguezWinUD
      11May 13, 197821Randy MiltonWinTKO8
      10Apr 13, 197821Bobby HaymonWinRTD3
      9Mar 19, 197821Javier MunizWinKO1
      8Mar 1, 197821Art McKnightWinTKO7
      7Feb 4, 197821Rocky RamonWinUD
      6Dec 17, 197721Hector DiazWinKO2
      5Nov 5, 197721Augustin EstradaWinKO6
      4Sep 24, 197721Frank SantoreWinKO5
      3Jun 10, 197721Vinnie DeBarrosWinTKO3
      2May 14, 197720Willie RodriguezWinUD
      1Feb 5, 197720Luis VegaWinUD

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      Statistics

      Sugar Ray Leonard is 179 cm tall (5' 10.47") with a reach of 188 cm (6' 2.02"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 9 cm (3.54"). Leonard has a 62.5% KO rate.

      Career Summary

      Sugar Ray Leonard's professional boxing career spanned more than 20 years — from 1977 to 1997.

      Leonard made his debut against Luis Vega at the age of 20 on February 5, 1977, defeating Vega via 6 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 26 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 18 wins via stoppage.

      Leonard had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on November 30, 1979 after 25 professional fights, against Wilfred Benítez for the welterweight WBC and The Ring titles. He defeated Benítez via 15th round TKO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      He was a one-time undisputed welterweight world champion, and has won 10 world titles at 4 weight classes. For all the details about Leonard's world title wins and defenses refer to "Sugar Ray Leonard World Titles".

      Some of Leonard's best fights and notable victories include wins over Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns, Ayub Kalule, Wilfred Benítez, and Dave Boy Green.

      Sugar Ray Leonard had a total of three losses in his professional boxing career — two of them in title bouts and one in a non-title bout. He suffered his first loss against Roberto Durán via 15 round unanimous decision on June 20, 1980, which ended his 27-fight win streak. He has been stopped once and lost two times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Sugar Ray Leonard's losses".

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Puerto Rican boxer Héctor Camacho on March 1, 1997. Leonard lost the fight via 5th round TKO. It's been 25 years, 11 months, and 3 days since this fight.

      Leonard retired from professional boxing with a record of 36-3-1, which included 25 knockout wins and 1 loss via knockout, and 10 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1997.

      Career Highlights

      Sugar Ray Leonard fought a total of 40 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These seven fights are the highlight of his career.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Wilfred Benítez

        A 23-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (25-0, 16 KO) had his first world title fight against an undefeated Wilfred Benítez for Benítez' WBC and The Ring welterweight belts. Benítez was 21 years old with a record of 38-0-1. Benítez was on a 10-fight win streak with 25 KO wins. Leonard was the taller of the two by 1 cm and also had a 10 cm reach advantage.

        Leonard defeated Benítez via 15th round TKO to win the WBC and Ring Magazine welterweight titles. He handed Benítez the first loss of his career, and put an end to Benítez' 10-fight win streak.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Dave Boy Green

        A 23-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (26-0, 17 KO) faced Dave Boy Green, who was 26 years old with a record of 33-2 in a welterweight title defense fight. Green was on a two-fight win streak with 26 KO wins. Leonard was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 11 cm reach advantage.

        Leonard defeated Green via 4th round KO to retain the WBC and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán II

        In an immediate rematch, a 24-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (27-1, 18 KO) faced Roberto Durán, who was now 29 years old with a record of 72-1. Leonard had lost to Durán in their last fight. Leonard was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 20 cm reach advantage.

        Leonard defeated Durán via 8th round TKO to win the WBC and Ring Magazine welterweight titles.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Ayub Kalule

        A 25-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (29-1, 20 KO) faced an undefeated Ayub Kalule, who was 27 years old with a record of 36-0. Kalule was on a 36-fight win streak with 18 KO wins. Leonard was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 3 cm reach advantage.

        Leonard defeated Kalule via 9th round TKO to win the WBA and Ring Magazine super-welterweight titles. He handed Kalule the first loss of his career, and put an end to Kalule's 36-fight win streak.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns

        A 25-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (30-1, 21 KO) faced an undefeated Thomas Hearns, who was 22 years old with a record of 32-0 in a undisputed welterweight championship bout. Hearns was on a 32-fight win streak with 30 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 6 cms and also had a 10 cm reach advantage over Leonard.

        Leonard defeated Hearns via 14th round TKO to win the WBA welterweight title and retain the WBC and Ring Magazine welterweight titles. He handed Hearns the first loss of his career, and put an end to Hearns' 32-fight win streak.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvelous Marvin Hagler

        A 30-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (33-1, 24 KO) faced Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who was 32 years old with a record of 62-2-2. Hagler was on a 16-fight win streak with 52 KO wins. Leonard was the taller of the two by 2 cms but Hagler had a 3 cm reach advantage over Leonard.

        Leonard defeated Hagler via 12 round split-decision to win the WBC and Ring Magazine middleweight titles.

      • Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Roberto Durán III

        In a rematch, a 33-year old Sugar Ray Leonard (35-1-1, 25 KO) faced Roberto Durán, who was now 38 years old with a record of 85-7 in a super-middleweight title defense fight. Durán was on a six-fight win streak with 61 KO wins. Leonard was the taller of the two by 9 cms and also had a 20 cm reach advantage.

        Leonard defeated Durán via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the WBC super-middleweight title.

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