History | Feb 05 2019

On This Day: Educating Sugar Ray Leonard

On the anniversary of Sugar Ray Leonard's professional debut we look at original Boxing News ringside reports and pick out seven crucial learning fights on the way to his first world title
sugar ray leonard
Sugar-Ray-Leonard  |  Richard Mackson/USA Today Sports

1. SUGAR RAY LEONARD vs LUIS VEGA (Baltimore – February 5, 1977):

Olympic light-welterweight gold medallist Sugar Ray Leonard clearly outpointed Puerto Rican Luis “The Bull” Vega in his professional debut over six rounds.

Register now to keep reading

We're chuffed that you are enjoying our website. To continue reading and to help us to provide the best coverage and a great online experience please take a few moments to register. You'll be able to read more online content and get the latest news via the Daily Jabs newsletter.

For unlimited access to all our award-winning content including exclusive subscriber-only stories and a digital archive of editions back to January 2012 you will need to subscribe

Got an account? Sign in


Boxing News Shop