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Sugar Ray Leonard

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Born Thursday 17 May 1956

Professions: Actor, Athlete

Nationality: American

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Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

Words: within, dreams, aspirations, find, opportunities
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I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself.

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I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it.

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I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out.

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I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end.

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Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making.

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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.

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Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.

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Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over.

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When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have.

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In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian.

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It's different when you become a professional, because you also have to become a businessman, and that takes something away from it.

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Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five.

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I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.

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Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are.

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When I'm not in training. I'll walk around the streets at 153, but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.

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Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons.

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You just don't heal that easy unless you're young.

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I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped.

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I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject.

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