VIDEO: Boxing Legend Sugar Ray Leonard Displays Insane Speed at 64

Published 01/09/2021, 10:30 AM EST


‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard was the flamboyant star of the sport for almost 2 decades. He was the most celebrated fighter around the world in his prime time. ‘Sugar’ was even an Olympian, winning a gold medal in a light-welterweight boxing event in 1976. He’s 64, and retired from the sport years back, but still keeps himself super fit and pro-active.

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He shared a video on his social media handle, wherein he shows slick punching speed coupled with ferocious power.

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In the video above, ‘Sugar’ was seen hitting a belly guard for good 15 seconds without a break. The guy on the receiving end of these punches seemed stunned after the 64-year-old finished his barrage. Many young and fitter boxers fail to catch that speed which ‘Sugar’ still has at his current age.

Leonard walked away nearly three decades ago after losing to Terry Norris for the WBC super-welterweight title, but came back again in 1997. He lost this fight and took retirement permanently.

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Even though his career didn’t end on a high note, he certainly lived up to his fans’ expectations. ‘Sugar’ was the most talked-about and humble fighter of the retro boxing era.

Will Sugar Ray Leonard step inside the ring again?

Ever since the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight, numerous boxing legends have decided to come back and take up exhibition fights for a good cause. If one such legend like ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard steps inside the ring, it will be a blockbuster event for the sport.

Needless to say, his return fight will generate millions of PPV buys.

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The American legend maintains an active presence on social media to keep his fans engaged. It will be a treat to watch if the 64-year-old graces the ring once again after so many years.

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How excited will you be to watch Ray Leonard back in action? Who should he take on in his comeback fight? What did you make of his speed?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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