Boxing History: November 25, 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard TKO 8 Roberto Duran, New Orleans. Regains World Welterweight Title.
The infamous “no mas” fight.
Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American retired professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. He was given the birth name Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother’s favorite singer, Ray Charles. Leonard was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, won world titles in five weight divisions, and defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Benítez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán, and Marvin Hagler. Leonard was named “Boxer of the Decade” for the 1980s.
Mid-Atlantic Welterweight Championship (TKO 8 Johnny Gant – January 11, 1979)
NABF Welterweight Championship (TKO 4 Pete Ranzany – August 12, 1979)
WBC Welterweight Championship (TKO 15 Wilfred Benitez – November 30, 1979).
WBC Welterweight Championship (TKO 8 Roberto Duran – November 25, 1980).
WBA Junior Middleweight Championship (TKO 9 Ayub Kalule – June 25, 1980).
WBA Welterweight Championship (TKO 14 Thomas Hearns – September 16, 1981).
WBC Middleweight Championship (W 12 Marvelous Marvin Hagler – April 6, 1987).
WBC Super Middleweight Championship (TKO 9 Donny Lalonde – November 7, 1989).
WBC Light Heavyweight Championship (TKO 9 Donny Lalonde – November 7, 1989).
Awards & Recognition
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns I
The Ring 1981 Fight of the Year
Boxing Illustrated Fighter of the Year (1979, 1981, and 1987)
Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year (1976, 1979, and 1981)
KO Fighter of the Year (1979, 1981, and 1987)
The Ring Fighter of the Year (1979 and 1981)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1981)
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Thomas Hearns I was named The Ring Fight of the Year (1981)
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductee (1985)
Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvelous Marvin Hagler was named The Ring Fight of the Year and Upset of the Year (1987)
The Ring Fighter of the Decade (1980s)
KO Outstanding Fighter of the Decade (1980s)
Mark Grossinger Etess Award for Boxer of the Decade (1980s)
Boxing Illustrated named Leonard the second greatest welterweight of all-time (1989)
The Ring named Leonard the fifth greatest fighter of the last 50 years (1996)
World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (1996)
International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee (1997)
The Associated Press named Leonard the third greatest welterweight of the 20th century (1999)
The Ring named Leonard the ninth greatest fighter of the last 80 years (2002)
One of the most memorable ‘I Quit’ moments in sports: Roberto Duran, left, famously said “no más” (no more) to the referee during this bout against “Sugar” Ray Leonard in 1980 in New Orleans. (File/Getty Images)