WILMINGTON, North Carolina – One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Sugar Ray Leonard, has informed the sports media that he will be coming out of retirement.
The 63-year-old Sugar Ray, got his nickname from his grandmother, Condosheena Beulah Leonard, who used to feed him sugar sandwiches when he was 6 years old.
Leonard says that he has been keeping in shape by running 17 miles a day backwards - unless it’s raining, when he cuts it down to 13 or 14.
Some of Sugar Ray’s most famous opponents included Roberto Duran, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, and Yokimo “Godzilla” Kamasutra.
Sugar Ray said that he will return to fight in the Welterweight Elderly Boxing Division.
He noted that what sealed the deal for him was when he learned that both corners will be equipped with an air cylinder.
Sugar Ray's record is 36-3, and he is scheduled to fight Costa Rica’s Alfredo “El Pajarito” Villatortilla, who has a record of 0-38.
Villatortilla is, perhaps, one of the most amazingly unique boxers in the entire boxing world.
The Costa Rica pugilist has been confined to a wheelchair for the last 12 years.
Boxing fans who have seen him box are totally amazed that he does not let the fact that he is confined to a wheelchair prevent him from boxing.