Facts about Sugar Ray Leonard

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Sugar Ray Leonard is a famous Athlete from USA, he/she is 63 years old and still alive, born May 17, 1956.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Sugar.

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Famous quotes by Sugar Ray Leonard (34)


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"When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty"
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"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"
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"Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are"
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"Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable"
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"I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself"
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"I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end"
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"I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off"
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"Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport"
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"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"
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"It's different when you become a professional, because you also have to become a businessman, and that takes something away from it"
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"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"
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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"
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"Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt"
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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"
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"They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it's paid off so far"
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"I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject"
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"Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger"
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"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"
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"You just don't heal that easy unless you're young"
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"No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran"
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"It's hard to talk about yourself"
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"Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume"
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"Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five"
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"I'm a free agent. I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don't need a promoter"
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"I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy"
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"Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons"
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"Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities"
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"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"
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"I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me"
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"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"
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"Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct"


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