Sugar Ray Leonard

Talent Highlights

  • Sugar Ray Leonard is an Olympic athlete and world champion boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard shows us how to set our fears of the unknown aside with preparation, focus, discipline, determination and attitude.
  • Leonard took home Olympic gold and fought his way to world championships in five weight classes, a record still standing today.
  • Voted “one of the top 25 athletes of the last 25 years” by ESPN, he is a successful entrepreneur who started his own sports promotion firm.

Keynote Topics

Fitness and Philanthropy
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.

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.

Travels from:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $35,001 - $50,000




Sugar Ray Leonard, a name etched in the annals of sports history as one of the most formidable and inspiring athletes of all time. From the ring to the stage, Sugar Ray Leonard transcends the realm of sports, captivating audiences with his compelling journey, indomitable spirit, and profound wisdom. Sugar Ray Leonard – The Boxing […]

Sugar Ray Leonard, a name etched in the annals of sports history as one of the most formidable and inspiring athletes of all time. From the ring to the stage, Sugar Ray Leonard transcends the realm of sports, captivating audiences with his compelling journey, indomitable spirit, and profound wisdom.

Sugar Ray Leonard – The Boxing Maestro:

Born on May 17, 1956, in Wilmington, North Carolina, Ray Charles Leonard, famously known as Sugar Ray Leonard, would emerge as a boxing prodigy destined for unparalleled success. His illustrious career in the ring spans decades, marked by triumphs, challenges, and a legacy that endures through generations.


  • Olympic Glory: Sugar Ray Leonard first captured the world’s attention as a gold medalist in boxing at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, dazzling spectators with his lightning-fast footwork and unmatched skill.
  • Championship Reign: Throughout his professional career, Leonard claimed multiple world titles in different weight classes, showcasing his versatility and mastery of the sport.
  • Legendary Rivalries: His epic encounters with fellow boxing icons such as Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns, and Marvin Hagler are etched in boxing folklore, solidifying his status as one of the sport’s greatest champions.
  • Comebacks and Resilience: Despite facing adversity, including injuries and setbacks, Sugar Ray Leonard demonstrated unparalleled resilience, bouncing back from defeats to reclaim his throne atop the boxing world.
  • Legacy of Excellence: Beyond his remarkable achievements in the ring, Leonard’s charisma, sportsmanship, and dedication to his craft have left an indelible mark on the sport of boxing, inspiring countless athletes and fans worldwide.
  • Beyond Boxing: The Inspirational Journey Continues:

While Sugar Ray Leonard’s legacy as a boxing legend is firmly established, his journey transcends the confines of the ring. Today, he stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration, captivating audiences with his compelling story of triumph over adversity and unwavering determination.

Why Book Sugar Ray Leonard for Corporate Events:

  1. Motivational Powerhouse: With a life story marked by triumphs and challenges, Sugar Ray possesses a unique ability to inspire and empower audiences to overcome obstacles, embrace resilience, and strive for greatness.
  2. Leadership and Success: Through his experiences in the fiercely competitive world of boxing, Leonard has gleaned invaluable insights into leadership, perseverance, and achieving peak performance, making him a sought-after speaker for corporate audiences seeking to unlock their full potential.
  3. Resilience and Adversity: Sugar’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience in the face of adversity. His ability to bounce back from setbacks and emerge stronger than ever resonates deeply with individuals and teams navigating challenges in their professional and personal lives.
  4. Team Building and Collaboration: Drawing from his partnerships with trainers, coaches, and teammates, Leonard emphasizes the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and unity in achieving collective goals—a message that resonates with organizations striving for synergy and cohesion.
  5. Personal Empowerment: Whether sharing anecdotes from his storied career or imparting timeless wisdom gleaned from his life’s journey, Sugar Ray Leonard empowers audiences to tap into their inner strength, embrace change, and chart a course toward personal and professional fulfillment.

Experience the Sugar Ray Leonard Difference:

As you embark on your quest for inspiration and transformation, invite Sugar Ray to ignite the spark of greatness within your organization. With his captivating presence, profound insights, and unwavering passion for excellence, Sugar Ray Leonard will elevate your event to new heights, leaving a lasting impact on your audience long after the applause has faded.

Don’t just witness greatness—embrace it. Book Sugar Ray Leonard for your next corporate event and embark on a journey of empowerment, inspiration, and unparalleled success.

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