"Sugar Ray Leonard" is an American retired professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. He was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, won world titles in five weight divisions, and defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Benítez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán, and Marvin Hagler. Leonard was named "Boxer of the Decade" for the 1980s.

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My ambition is not to be just a good fighter. I want to be great, something special.

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

A fighter never knows when it's the last bell. He doesn't want to face that.

At times it becomes too invasive.

I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up.

I wanted to do in boxing what Bruce Lee was able to do in karate. Lee was an artist, and, like him, I try to get beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want my fights to be seen as plays.

I figure it's like something that has to be, before Marvin and me can be content with ourselves. There is a burning desire in me now.

We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.