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.

    Sugar Ray Leonard Speaker Biography

    Motivational speaker Sugar Ray Leonard is the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, who won world titles in five weight divisions, defeating fellow greats Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, and Marvin Hagler along the way. For his achievements, he was named Boxer of the Decade in the 1980s.

    Sugar Ray Leonard exploded onto the world of boxing by winning light welterweight gold for the United States at the 1976 Olympics, as part of a pugilistic ensemble claimed by many to be the greatest in the history of the Games. Though he had plans to go to college after the Olympics, difficult circumstances and family issues led to him taking up boxing professionally – which turned out to be the making of one of the greatest fighters of the last few decades.

    Making his professional debut in 1977 in front of a crowd of 10,270 in Baltimore, Maryland, he defeated Luis Vega in six rounds. By 1979, after fighting world ranking opponents including Floyd Mayweather, he had accrued a record of 25-0 with 16 knockouts.

    Sugar Ray retired with 36 wins – 25 by knockout – and a draw out of 40 fights, winning a multitude of titles across five different weight categories in the process, the first boxer to do so. His sincere, charismatic personality coupled with his ring experience led to a successful career as a television broadcaster for NBC,  ABC, HBO and ESPN. His television credits also include competing on the hit ABC series, Dancing With The Stars.

    In addition, his celebrity status and tremendous cross-over appeal fostered commercial endorsement relationships with numerous companies including EA Sports, Vartec Telecom, Track Inc, Ford, Carnation, 7Up, Nabisco, Coca-Cola, and Revlon.

    A top motivational speaker, Sugar Ray Leonard is also among the most sought-after inspirational speakers in the world today. His speech, titled POWER (Prepare, Overcome, and Win Every Round), is consistently booked with major Fortune 500 companies in the United States and abroad.

    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