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#1. I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#2. Someone once said there was a comparison between Sugar Ray Leonard and Sugar Ray Robinson. Believe me, there's no comparison. Sugar Ray Robinson was the greatest. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#3. I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract, and I've been very outspoken on that subject. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#4. Muhammad Ali was a god, an idol and an icon. He was boxing. Any kid that had the opportunity to talk to Ali, to get advice from Muhammad Ali, was privileged. He's always given me time to ask questions, although I was so in awe that I didn't ask questions. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#5. Ray Leonard is more the family man, kind of quiet. He's not as outgoing as Sugar Ray Leonard. Sugar Ray Leonard was very determined, very focused, very outgoing and very selfish, if you will. There are two different individuals there. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#6. I remember all the important fights. Vividly. In detail. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#7. A fighter never knows when it's the last bell. He doesn't want to face that. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#8. Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on, and it's become my own philosophy. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#9. I learned how to sumon,
from somewhere deep within,
the extra will I didn't know I possessed.
Knowing it was there, and could be tapped again,
gave me the boost of confidence
I would rely on for years to come. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#10. The Ricky Hatton that beat Kostya Tszyu in 2005 can beat Floyd Mayweather, he was so focused and in such amazing physical shape that he would have given anybody at that level a tough time. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#11. Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a breath of fresh air for the sport. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#12. I never met a person as determined as my mother. From working hard for six kids to just trying to keep the household down or maintain my father's discipline, my dad, I'm so much like my father too. My father was so introverted, quiet, shy, nice. I got attributes from my father and mother. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#13. To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running, hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#14. I had a drug problem. I'd go to parties, take a leak, and there was cocaine right there. I was 25 when it started, rich, famous, and retired. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#15. I don't hold any regrets whatsoever about my life besides hurting people I loved. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#16. People try to live vicariously through fighters, but it's one-on-one; it's primal. There's no other feeling like it. The problem for me was accepting it - that nothing compares to being champ. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#17. I'm a free agent. I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight. I don't need a promoter. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#18. I fought tall fighters, short fighters, strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers. It was either learn or get knocked off. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#19. Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal, as soon as they put it on you, that's it; your career is over. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#20. Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct, not necessarily a killer instinct. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#21. When you're a boxer, there is a lot of downtime and long periods of inactivity. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#22. You don't appreciate things until they're gone. For me, I miss my friends; I don't miss boxing, I miss the camaraderie. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#23. Spread your love and fly. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#24. I've always been quiet and kind of shy. I'm sociable, but I would probably migrate to a corner. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#25. Before the start of the '76 Olympics, I'd had 160 amateur fights. I won 155 and lost five. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#26. Generally, the more weight you put on, the less effective you are. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#27. I asked my kids, 'Do you know what Papa used to do.' They said, 'You were a boxer, you won the Olympics!' And that's what they know. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#28. I made the decision to turn pro, and I remember what Ali said to me: 'Get Angelo Dundee. He's the right complexion with the right connection.' He knew boxing. Our relationship was so genuine, so sincere. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#29. No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#30. I always expect unexpected challenges. Boxing is not an easy sport. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#31. You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#32. I always designed my robes and how I would present myself at every fight. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#33. Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#34. I learned to run backwards from Muhammad Ali. He told me about running backwards because you try to imitate everything you do in the ring, so sometimes you back up. So you have to train your legs to go backwards. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#35. I watched Muhammad Ali, how when he would speak, how it was such a thing of beauty. It sounded so wonderful. And I wanted to be like him. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#36. Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#37. I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning, a middle and an end. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#38. I've always believed that you can be whatever you want to be if you are willing to sacrifice and dedicate yourself. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#39. The thing about boxers is that there's respect there. You beat me, and I may not like it, but you know what, deep down inside, I respect you. And that's the code of honor. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#40. Tommy Hearns seemed like an indestructible machine, so to beat him, I think that was my defining moment, the pinnacle. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#41. For the most part, I think video games do a good job of capturing the essence of boxing. However, I'd like to continue to see them push the realism, emphasizing the skill involved. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#42. The time to stop is when the other guy hits you more than you hit him. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#43. We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#44. When I'm not in training. I'll walk around the streets at 153, but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#45. Normally, I would run with a group of guys in my camps. A couple of days before the fight, I would run by myself. That was my time to choreograph the fight in my head, so I needed to be myself. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#46. Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom. I had a good resume. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#47. I made mistakes, but I'm luckier than most. I've got a successful business, lots of fans who think a lot of me and a family who loves me. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#48. I consider myself blessed. I consider you blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beating people up. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#49. You get these moments in the ring that live forever. That's what Muhammad Ali accomplished, and I hope that I have, too. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#50. My very best memory of Montreal was the moment inside the Olympic arena when I was waiting under the stadium and those majestic gates opened up. It was a whole other world. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#51. I made an instant connection with boxing right away. Boxing became such a part of me. I ate boxing, I slept boxing, I lived boxing. Boxing was a way of expressing myself because I was not that outspoken. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#52. While each of us faces enormous challenges every day, it's not the sins we commit that will define us, its how we respond to them. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#53. To say what I would have been if I wasn't boxing, I don't know why, but I always wanted to be an x-ray technician or a substitute teacher. Those two occupations always stuck with me, maybe because my substitute teacher didn't give us homework, or because I've always had x-rays of my hands. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#54. I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#55. My toughest fight was myself. For me to disclose and let things out was not easy because we don't want to seem weak or like we are different, but I learned that it's okay. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#56. I came from nothing and achieved humungous fame and fortune. But I worked hard. I had discipline and determination. I had that ice in me. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#57. Without boxing, because of my neighborhoods, who knows what would have happened to me. It was always about following the leader. And I definitely was not a leader. Boxing gave me discipline; a sense of self. It made me more outspoken. It gave me more confidence. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#58. I watched Ali, studied Ali, and I studied Sugar Ray Robinson. I watched them display showmanship. I watched them use pizzazz, personality, and charisma. I took things from them and borrowed things from them because boxing is entertainment. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#59. I was painfully initiated into boxing, because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#60. Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him, I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport. I want the public to see a knockout in the making. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#61. I want to be great, something special. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#62. It's different when you become a professional, because you also have to become a businessman, and that takes something away from it. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#63. We're all endowed with God-given talents. Mine happens to be hitting people in the head. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#64. I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#65. They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that, too, but it's paid off so far. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#66. I tried the gloves on, and it just felt so natural. From that moment I became so embedded in boxing. I found a friend in boxing. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#67. Boxing will always be in my life. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#68. I lay around and wonder why you were always there for me. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#69. It's hard to talk about yourself. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#70. I run three to four times a week. I go down to Orange County in California and I run all the time ... all the time. You see the oceans, the trees. I like running in hot weather. I like to sweat and get all those toxins out of my system. I thoroughly enjoy it. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#71. For some reason, I was drawn towards boxing. Or maybe boxing drew me towards it - because once I put those gloves on, after about six months, boxing was my life. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#72. Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#73. You just don't heal that easy unless you're young. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#74. Boxing is the ultimate challenge. There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself the way you do every time you step in the ring. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#75. Everything you want to know about a fighter is in his eyes. The look in his eyes tells the truth. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#76. Duran always disturbs me. The guy is just weird. Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#77. Boxing's a poor man's sport. We can't afford to play golf or tennis. It is what it is. It's kept so many kids off the street. It kept me off the street. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#78. I'm so opposite of my profession. No one - particularly my mother and father - ever thought I was going to be a boxer because I always felt that football and baseball were too dangerous. I was just such a quiet kid. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#79. When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back, and I was able to fill up an area that was empty. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#80. I run with music all the time. I cannot run without my iPod. I have everything. Teddy Pendergrass. Luther Van Dross. Michael Jackson. Outkast. If an Usher song comes on and it's fast, I go fast. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#81. At 14, I was the most disciplined guy around. I would get up at 5 o'clock in the morning and run five miles, and then go to school. Sometimes I would run behind the school bus, and the kids thought I was just crazy. I knew what I wanted. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#82. I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing; if I hurt a guy, I normally take him out. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#83. Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#84. When the trainer talks to the fighter, there's a connection. You don't always have to say much. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#85. In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair. It really was funny. I wish I had understood Italian. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#86. People can do more than they ever believe they can do. Physically, mentally, academically. You have to be pushed. It hurts. But it's worth it, and it's a great thing. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#87. Success is attaining your dream while helping others to benefit from that dream materializing. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#88. I went through real darkness, but the ring was my light. That was the one place I felt safe. I could control what happened in the ring. My heart turned icy. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#89. I am excited to share my archive pictures and footage. I'll also share announcements about current events and success stories from the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation to help fight diabetes and child obesity. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#90. I'm a competitor and a very proud man. If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#91. When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the ground after seeing what people in other countries are denied or don't have. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#92. Boxing is a sport, but it's also entertainment. I wanted to transcend the sport and be considered just not as a fighter, or a champion, but someone very special. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#93. There will always be something about two men in the ring - a mystique because it's pure man-to-man competition. Because of the history boxing has and the tradition it holds, boxing will always have a that mystique. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#94. If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights. No one has made me; I made myself. I paid my dues. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#95. Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed. Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on, it's better to give than to receive. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#96. Joe Frazier was the epitome of a champion. I mean, here is a guy who was total old school, blue collar, who would fight anybody. You know, he didn't tell you he was the best fighter pound for pound. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#97. I wanted to win the gold medal and then go home and further my education in college. I had no intentions whatsoever to become a professional fighter because I had heard horror stories about former boxers who made money but, in the end, ended up with nothing. I didn't want to be one of those guys. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#98. I wanted to be like Bruce Jenner. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#99. It is wonderful. It truly is. It is the only thing that is real! It's you against me, it's challenging another guy's manhood. With gloves. Words cannot describe that feeling of being a man, of being a gladiator, of being a warrior. It's irreplaceable. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#100. I was not from a middle-class family at all. I did not have middle-class possessions and what have you. But I had middle-class parents who gave me what was needed to survive in society. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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