Huge respect for Sugar Ray Leonard. The legend joined us in LA a few weeks back to shoot his new Skechers commercial, and put every one of us to shame: at 59, he can fly through a jump rope and whip out punches faster and harder than any of us. The man’s got such incredible discipline and focus on everything he does… truly inspiring.
Sugar Ray may be retired from boxing, but the word is just not in his vocabulary. With his commentary for NBC Sport’s Premier Boxing Champions series, support for children’s charities and the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, which raises funds to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes, Sugar Ray’s heart is as big as his fight.
Check out Sugar Ray’s moves in the new commercial, and wait for the moment at the end when he throws a tongue-in-cheek jab at Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for thinking he could actually beat the legend in his prime. After seeing him in action, we’re putting our money on Sugar Ray.