Aug 7, 2013|
Sugar Ray Leonard Interview
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How -- you sir. I gotta tell you I have I put this right up there with us interviewing Joseph Montana from a personal level does -- actually yeah. That's as kid in the eighties you word the guy. I mean you were. And here recently Don King was doing an interview and he said the reason boxing is. Sailing Americas as we don't have heroes in boxing anymore do you agree with that I do. Well you know that the -- that is true I think they're boxing. I need to get back to the basics -- -- -- that they would you know quite a lot of champions and they are. There were personality character or else -- -- and boxing. People you know were -- statements certain match. And they were excited and it -- saying that he has cancer more than a boxing. Boxing's best. Sure AD everything boxing won't get a resurgence kind of like with the MMA is going through now the US safe. I think boxing always get through surgeon -- yourself a journalist. And I think -- normally if this happens during an Olympic year whereas if someone comes out out of the the Olympics. You know what personality would charisma -- war and then people follow them because -- -- -- different about them. Ben -- mixed martial launch. They have personality they're characters. -- people upset. Right. On the boxing various Floyd Mayweather is big carrots -- big name Pacquiao. Big name in nodded not a lot of crazy shirts but certainly adjusting guy. That's right ever happened could capture any of the magic he got would like Sugar Ray Leonard and marvelous Marvin Hagler. That's fine will be huge because it's it's this anticipation. Of a matchup of a collision. Of two great fighters. Ed in a report by the medical -- and that's what makes boxing boxing right so without Ford earns its god knows console when no racial. When they had little window are we forced Joseph Frazier our doors when you when you mix up what it's like fifty below 54 annual. -- field. -- That's what people get excited. They get in the storyline they get involved emotionally in passionately and now when they have boxing matches you don't even -- these people are Sugar Ray don't tell stories anymore and you -- and their dog. -- -- -- -- Absolutely. So let's talk about this the name sugar or corn and Sugar Ray Robinson but. Do you dislike like Rashad Evans he was on the show the other day from the USC sugar Rashad. Don't you think that maybe we shouldn't that respect Sugar Ray Leonard before we -- name and other sugar. I have no -- -- that you know but I really -- -- straws but I didn't have been met Ray -- singer so sure. I got sad day for sure rather simple and they would. Let's see if that -- most. They credible champions. And yes without question. But yes it's it's what it is Kenosha if you feel that you shouldn't get. Yeah you beat Mark McGrath then -- fist fight. Will be -- I thought -- just be -- many years hero but I could be partly this is portrayed it without training. I want you know it's crazy Sugar Ray as I was crossing my fingers about this when the publicists and byers asked if we wanted to have -- -- of course you sure about. You're a volley Dancing With The Stars now they offered -- -- Buzz Aldrin I guess last season. But he wouldn't talk about NASA he wouldn't talk about the space stuff the only wanted to talk about dancing. And bill of its limits of Avalon a little bit about breakfast. Well he doesn't think they'll eat you know that the reason your own BS with the stars -- does your legendary boxer right. -- A star he hasn't lose many people here this. So yes Sugar Ray of course star. Romeo -- masterpiece kid and why is he says he has celebrity people who don't wrap my geo Karate Kid eat chicken is asking them I don't know them my cat through an -- Kirstie Alley she might be able to take out sugar and. -- -- -- -- -- -- Let's do that very quickly it's been a big woman. -- Hines Ward Kendra Wilkinson she had on -- yet. I know that I -- And it -- now America. Well I'm -- and her. You haven't -- Chris geragos he's a fake wrestler he can take Jim Hines Ward now that -- -- I'd pay to watch that. Competitive. Towards. Fighting on the show I. Just doesn't let -- shape and it should be it. I should -- -- cigarette you you're Bob you were a boxer you know you can't do some great shape -- -- imagine yourself in great shape now but does your body -- through the rigors and when you start dancing. All you have everything hurts me from my mind my calf muscles to my. -- -- -- heard I've got an official term we've got to have figured out without. Yeah unique -- situations that they're because I'm more -- thing. I don't know man it's just you know it's it's. It's very very challenging. It is and you know a lot of you -- gonna set back as the almighty god sugar ray's going to be advance look at Emmett Smith and he's different athletes got on that tell you something. I should start dancing I'm Arizona's wait I bet you've also -- right sugar. See our kids can -- you dominate -- they won't lose. Almost I want to -- -- I need to -- -- -- -- about 200 pounds. -- 30 wait sugar Norway 10 wait I wanna be able to block a supermodel even 330 wait yes and you. -- future disgusting looking Nancy and I think it all up. Let's talk about this book that you've got out it's coming out in -- the big fight Sugar Ray Leonard this is your first book right. But first -- is. Autobiography yes. So you finally did tell the story what's the big biggest revelation in this book is gonna make people want -- And now it's our problem transparent I'm open because you know. -- this way you know I wasn't always sir great get a good guy. I try to be. But that does the wife of the reality of that and more like change and I just. I put that go in the book I wrote this stuff still it took almost two years. To do this book and you know is what emotional roller coaster. You know he did the right finger you know you get all these people coming -- there will be in their twenties that I mentioned that -- yesterday right number -- just lived her life you know. Have had his great career and you're not done yet but she got the book out and it. -- -- it but still I'm at a point now 54 obviously to try to make you know lines it's time they know I thought about palatable. Maybe -- so much for they've thought hey I'm -- -- your. Drivable. You bureau life has just started essentially they're just. Listen you also -- and you don't want to say here and boast one not bad taste and you Google this man right now say that Sugar Ray Leonard foundation you do is an amazing things -- -- not -- a lot of these celebrities want -- cameras and document the whole thing you do it kind of silently and that's good I appreciate that. I do from the heart you know I'm a father first outlet has been removed from a friend the first. In order a public position if whenever little celebrity I do have I would use -- -- the definition for a slight. And what you fail we additionally. What can you with all these other guys in the shape aren't you man. Farther than the effect can hope -- rebel fighters. A legend so when the book -- we get -- get to know more about those sugary -- the man I guess like you said the father's friends that the son and husband right. And we also gets -- perspective Lloyd got lost its ran in the rematch where you stop them and all those great sites throughout the seventies and eighties right. All the good stuff and this was. I've had a great life. Sure ray is the greatest living boxer right now is -- Ali or Tyson or is Sugar Ray Leonard you -- He can be boastful. -- what I was without question Ali Ali. It was it was more waited in furthering -- way -- -- further rate. She'll do a great fighter is but also doing he. He made it differently with some of the people would probably -- I think there. Now I know -- I couldn't make us winning this. Aged athlete is golf. And it provides the money -- everything that listen we could saudis to two hours you're very busy. Again do Regis and Kelly I think crow. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well listen everybody's gonna watch it is this season premiere it's Monday night on ABC. It's -- Leonard sugar lesson from the heart. Your legend thank you for being New York man. Our -- Matt -- back. I didn't tell you day -- have -- -- alliance. Price is still and stay right.