Boxing - Sugar Ray Leonard - Boxing glove

Boxing - Sugar Ray Leonard - Boxing glove
New/as new - Hand signed in person, with COA

Born Ray Charles Leonard, May 17, 1956, Wilmington, South Carolina
Named for musician, Ray Charles
Amateur record:
Won U. S. National Amateur title, 1974-'75
American Games, 1975
Olympic Games, 1976
(all in light welterweight class)
First pro bout, on national TV, February 5, 1977, six-round win over Luis "The Bull" Vega
Won first 25 bouts, 16 by knockout, 1977-'79
In only third year as pro, stopped Wilfred Benitez in fifteenth round to win welterweight title, November 30, 1979
Defended title against Davey "Boy" Green, March 31, 1980, KO 3
Lost title in 15-round decision to Roberto Duran, June 20, 1980
Regained the title in rematch when Duran refused to continue in eighth round, November 25, 1980
Successfully defended title against Larry Bonds, March 28, 1981, KO 10
Won WBA world junior middleweight title by ninth-round knockout over Ayub Kalule, June 25, 1981
Stopped WBA welterweight champion Thomas Hearns in fourteenth round
to unify welterweight title, September 16, 1981
Defended title successfully against Bruce Finch. KO 3, February 15, 1982
Scheduled defense against Roger Stafford, May 1982, canceled after Leonard underwent surgery to repair detached retina, May 9 , 1982
Announced retirement at special gala, Baltimore, November 9, 1982
Comeback versus Kevin Howard, May 11, 1984. Stopped Howard in nine, but floored for first time in career and retired again immediately after bout
Came out of retirement again to face Marvelous Marvin Hagler and win middleweight title, April 6, 1987
Beat Donny Lalonde to win both super middleweight and light heavyweight titles (WBC). November 7. 1988, with ninth-round TKO
Drew with Tommy Hearns in controversial decision, June 12, 1989
Beat Roberto Duran in rubber match, December 7, 1989
Made two unsuccessful comebacks, losing to Terry Norris in 12 rounds, February 9. 1991, and stopped by Hector Camacho in five. March 1, 1997
Elected to International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1997
Complete career records: 40 bouts, 36 wins, 3 losses, one draw, 25 knockouts

The Glove is an Everlast 14 oz “Greatness is Within” glove. Sugar Ray autographed the glove on the white portion in black marker. It is a unique glove for the unique fighter and collection. The glove is authenticated by JSA and is a special piece for the collector.

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Boxing glove
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Sugar Ray Leonard
New/as new
Hand signed in person, with COA
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