Roger Leonard

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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.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Nicknamed "The Dodger," Leonard had over 100 amateur bouts.[2] He won four United States Air Force Championships and the 1978 National AAU Welterweight Championship,beating rival Clint Jackson.[3]

Professional career[edit]

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.[4] He retired after winning an eight-round decision against Herbie Wilens in March 1982. His professional record was 16-1 with 7 knockouts.[5]



  1. ^ "Sugar Ray was ring artist"
  2. ^ The Milwaukee Sentinel 7 May 1977
  3. ^ "Roger Leonard Bio at BoxRec"
  4. ^ The Day New London, Connecticut 9 February 1981
  5. ^ "Roger Leonard's professional record at BoxRec"