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Roger Leonard

Roger Leonard

American boxer
Roger Leonard
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 July 1953
Age: 67 years
The details


Roger Leonard (born July 21, 1953) was a professional boxer from Palmer Park, Maryland. He is the older brother of boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, who he introduced to boxing.

Amateur career

Nicknamed "The Dodger," Leonard had over 100 amateur bouts. He won four United States Air Force Championships and the 1978 National AAU Welterweight Championship,beating rival Clint Jackson.

Professional career

Leonard turned professional in 1978. He regularly fought on the undercards of his famous younger brother, including when Sugar Ray fought Wilfred Benitez and Roberto Duran.

Leonard was 15-0 and ranked second in the world as a junior middleweight when he was stopped in ten rounds by Mario Maldonado in February 1981. He retired after winning an eight-round decision against Herbie Wilens in March 1982. His professional record was 16-1 with 7 knockouts.



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