Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing Legend, Successful Entrepreneur and Author. Top Motivational Speaker

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    Sugar Ray Leonard

    Boxing Legend, Successful Entrepreneur and Author. Top Motivational Speaker

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Sugar Ray Leonard is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Named Boxer of the Decade in the 1980s. Speaker Sugar Ray Leonard’s genuine attitude and skills resulted in a successful television broadcasting career for ABC, NBC, HBO, and ESPN. Organizations book Sugar Ray Leonard to learn about the qualities needed to achieve success and lifestyle changes that encourage healthier habits.

    Sugar Ray Leonard Speaker Biography

    Motivational speaker Sugar Ray Leonard gained more than $100 million in boxing purses. He was the first boxer to accomplish this. Furthermore, Sugar Ray obtained several world titles by defeating renowned fighters like Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Wilfred Benitez, and Marvin Hagler. In the 1980s, he was named Boxer of the Decade.

    Sugar Ray Leonard made his mark on the world of boxing when he won gold for the US at the 1976 Olympics in the light welterweight category. He was a member of a pugilistic team that many consider to be the greatest in the Olympics’ history. Despite his intentions to continue his education after the Olympics, he was forced to resort to professional boxing due to difficult circumstances and family problems. This turned out to be the beginning of his development into one of the finest fighters of the last several decades.

    A crowd of 10,270 people witnessed him make his debut appearance in 1977 against Luis Vega. He won in six rounds. Sugar Ray Leonard had accumulated a 25-0 record with 16 knockouts by 1979 after facing world-class adversaries like Floyd Mayweather.

    Speaker Sugar Ray Leonard’s boxing career ended with 36 victories, 25 of which were by knockout. He only ended with one draw from 40 fights. Sugar Ray gained several titles in five different weight categories. He became the first boxer to accomplish this. His genuine attitude and skills resulted in a successful television broadcasting career for ABC, NBC, HBO, and ESPN. Among his other television credits are his appearances on the hit ABC show Dancing With The Stars, where he competed.

    As a result of his reputation, he has signed commercial endorsement agreements with a variety of companies, including Vartec Telecom, Ford,  EA Sports, 7Up, Carnation, Coca-Cola, and Revlon.

    Sugar Ray Leonard is a prominent motivational and inspirational speaker. In addition to large Fortune 500 companies in the US, other worldwide organizations often book his speech POWER.

    Sugar Ray Leonard Keynote Topics

    Whether achieving greatness as an athlete or in the business arena—the same qualities that drive success apply: discipline, focus, determination, preparation, the right attitude and setting fear of the unknown aside. Sugar Ray Leonard makes a powerful case for his principles of success with a sense of humor and a smile that lights up the room. An enormously charismatic figure, Leonard walks the stage telling stories that paint strong pictures for his audience—stories of what it took to reach his dream of Olympic gold, of what it took to get to the top in his professional career—and stay there, and stories of his journey to make the challenging transition from life as an athlete to that of an entrepreneur. Making your dreams come true, staying at the top and dealing with change—all themes that people in every audience will relate to. Sugar Ray Leonard is a masterful speaker whose audiences come away with a renewed enthusiasm and commitment to being the best.

    Sugar Ray Leonard has a passion to help fund research and awareness for diabetes and obesity prevention. In 2009, Leonard and his wife Bernadette started the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to benefit this cause. The Leonard’s have always been devoted to the community and to helping those in need. In 2012, the Foundation was able to help develop and sustain Children's Hospital Los Angeles Kids N Fitness program, a community outreach program focused on reducing the rate of weight gain in overweight youth by promoting sustainable lifestyle changes that encourage healthier eating habits and more frequent physical activity. Leonard also participates in and speaks on a variety of national and international causes benefiting children's charities. He connects with audiences through the sport of boxing, fitness and philanthropy.

    Sugar Ray Leonard Speaking Videos

    Sugar Ray Leonard Discusses His Incredible Life Journey
    Sugar Ray Leonard - The Power of Being Vulnerable