Sugar Ray Leonard Quotes

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Sugar Ray Leonard Quotes

When the trainer talks to the fighter, theres a connection. You dont always have to say much.
— Sugar Ray Leonard —

When I was fighting, I would look to excite the crowds with a bolo punch or something taunting. Looking back, they were legal - but not sportsmanlike. I don't recommend another boxer try them. But we looked more to make the robot fights dramatic first and realistic second.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

When the trainer talks to the fighter, there's a connection. You don't always have to say much.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

Looking back, yes, I made too many comebacks. But each comeback I was 100 percent sure that I would win. I never came back for the money, because I didn't need it. The adulation I was getting anyway in other spheres. But I'm a guy who likes to see how close he can get to the edge of the mountain - that's what makes me tick.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

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.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

At 14, I was the most disciplined guy around. I would get up at 5 o'clock in the morning and run five miles, and then go to school. Sometimes I would run behind the school bus, and the kids thought I was just crazy. I knew what I wanted.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

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.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

I'm one of the most optimistic persons in the world. I always believed that - there's another shot, another chance. In boxing, I never gave up. I kept trying, kept trying. Even when things seemed so dim, I continued to push forward to make something happen in my favor.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

Fighters display two things. They display confidence, or they display a look that says, 'I'm not sure.'

— Sugar Ray Leonard

When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

Normally, I would run with a group of guys in my camps. A couple of days before the fight, I would run by myself. That was my time to choreograph the fight in my head, so I needed to be myself.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

While each of us faces enormous challenges every day, it's not the sins we commit that will define us, its how we respond to them.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

When I was 15 or 16 and I started climbing up the ladder of success in amateur boxing, a reporter asked me, "What do you want to be?" I think he was expecting me to say, "A champion." I said, "I want to be special." I don't know why I said that, but I didn't just want to be a fighter. I wanted to have an impact with people, particularly kids.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

I'm so opposite of my profession. No one - particularly my mother and father - ever thought I was going to be a boxer because I always felt that football and baseball were too dangerous. I was just such a quiet kid.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

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