LEONARD, RAY E. (SUGAR) (1956- )
American former professional boxer, motivational speaker and occasional actor in films.
SP – Signed Photograph: 8″x10″ black and white glossy action shot. Leonard has penned his name and Best Wishes in black marker pen. Signed by Leonard for a fund-raiser as attested to by his executive assistant Caren Kinder (no date on letter).
Oft-regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Leonard competed in the ring from 1977-97 winning world titles in five weight divisions. Leonard was part of the “Fabulous Four”: a group of boxers who all fought one another throughout the 1980s, consisting of himself, Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler. He was also the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses and was named “Boxer of the Decade” in the 1980s.