Sugar Ray Leonard bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wife, kids.
Sugar Ray Leonard is an American former professional boxer who now works as an actor and motivational speaker. Leonard is widely recognized as one of the best boxers of all time. From 1977 through 1997, he won several world titles. He has received numerous awards over his career and was a member of “The Fabulous Four.”
Sugar Ray Leonard: Profile summary
|Real Name/Birth Name||Ray Charles Leonard|
|Nick Name||Sugar Ray Leonard|
|Profession(s)||American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor|
|Birth Location||Wilmington, North Carolina, United States|
|Age as in 2022||66 years old|
|Heights in Feet||5 feet and 10 inches|
|Height(s) cm||178 cm|
|Weight(s) in pound||158 pounds|
|Spouse||Bernadette Robi(m. 1993), Juanita Wilkinson(m. 19801990)|
|Children||Yes (Ray Charles Leonard, Jr., Camille Leonard, Daniel Ray Leonard, Jarrel Leonard)|
|Net Worths||$130 million|
Sugar Ray Leonard: Biography & Early Life
Ray Charles Leonard, better known as “Sugar Ray Leonard,” was born on May 17, 1956, in Wilmington, North Carolina, to his parents Getha Leonard and Cicero Leonard.
He went to Parkdale High School and was a shy kid. He began his career as an amateur and won many accolades. In 1973, he became the National Golden Gloves Lightweight Champion. He is also the winner of the National AAU Lightweight Championship and National Golden Gloves Championship.
In 1980, Sugar Ray Leonard got married to Juanita Wilkinson. The couple has two sons named Ray Jr., and Jarrell. They divorced in 1990. In 1993, he married Bernadette Robi. Leonard is Khloé Kardashian’s godfather.
He has served as the International Chairman of Walk for a Cure by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He created the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation along with his wife, Robi.
Sugar Ray Leonard: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 17 May 1956, Sugar Ray Leonard is 64 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.
Sugar Ray Leonard: Career
Before turning professional, Sugar Ray Leonard was made the stockholder in Sugar Ray Leonard, Inc. He made his professional debut in February 1977 against Luis “The Bull” Vega. He won the match in a unanimous decision.
In September 1978, he defeated seventeenth ranked Floyd Mayweather. He then went on to defeat Randy Shields. In August 1979, he became the NABF Welterweight Champion by securing a victory over Pete Ranzany. He successfully defended the title against Dave “Boy” Green.
In June 1980, he was involved in ‘The Brawl in Montreal’ against Roberto Durán. In a tight match, Durán was decided as the winner. In their rematch, Leonard made Durán quit. In 1981, he successfully defended his championship by securing a victory over Larry Bonds. Following that, he became the Unified World Welterweight Champion.
He defended his championship against Bruce Finch in 1982. He retired temporarily from 1982 to 1983. He had his first knockdown in May 1984 by Kevin Howard. He then became the WBC Super Middleweight Champion. Leonard retired from professional boxing in 1998. He has a career record of 36-3-1.
Sugar Ray Leonard: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Charles Ray’s first wife was Juanita Wilkinson, who he met in high school. They had been sweethearts for quite a long time and then got married in January 1980. They were blessed with two children, Ray Junior and Jarrel. They stayed together for 10 years and got a divorce in 1990. As they were getting their divorce, Juanita mentioned that her husband had physically abused her when he was drunk and that he was also an occasional cocaine user.
Ray, later on, confirmed the accusations during a press conference but said they had nothing to do with the reason why they were getting a divorce. He said that he started using drugs when he retired and felt like he ‘wanted more,’ but stopped in 2006. In 1989, Ray met Bernadette Robi at a Luther Vandross concert. In August 1993, Ray and Robi got married in Pacific Palisades California. They currently are happily married.
Sugar Ray Leonard: Net worth
The world’s best American former professional boxer “Sugar Ray Leonard” has a net worth of $120 Million. According to various online resources (Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDB), the most popular American former professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard estimated a net worth of around $120 Million.
|Name||Sugar Ray Leonard|
|Net Worth (2022)||$120 Million|
|Profession||American former professional boxer|
|Monthly Income And Salary||$1 Million +|
|Yearly Income And Salary||$12 Million +|
Sugar Ray Leonard: Net worth Growth in Last 5 Years
|Net Worth in 2022||$120 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$110 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$98 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$88 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$70 Million|
|Net Worth in 2017||$60 Million|