Sugar Ray Leonard Enjoys a Golf Day with His Son — Did His Child Inherit His Eyes & Eyebrows?

Gracious Egedegbe
Feb 27, 2021
12:30 A.M.
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Former Welterweight champion Sugar Ray Leonard warmed his media timeline with a lovely father-son snapshot, showing how he and his grown son enjoyed some leisure time together.

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Boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard's Instagram update was a heartwarming father-son image he shared, showing off the handsome features of his grown son, Daniel Ray Leonard, while they enjoyed each other's company.

The pair's selfie showed them lounging outdoors on a golf course, seemingly riding a golf cart. While Sugar Ray was at the far corner of the photo, Daniel's view was closer.

Sugar Ray Leonard and Bernadette Robi attend the HollyRod Foundation's 16th Annual DesignCare in Los Angeles, California in July 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

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The star dad donned a long-sleeve polo shirt, a face cap, and a protective face mask. Daniel seemed to have ditched a facemask, leaving his face in fans' view while rocking a collared shirt. 

Daniel's hooded eyes were a replica of Sugar Ray's, backed by the full brows the former boxing star also has. The star dad did not hide his pride as he captioned:

"Father son golf day. Thinking and praying for @tigerwoods today…"

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Sugar Ray might no longer be involved in combat sports, but he sure goes down in history as the winner of one of the greatest professional boxing matches of all time. At the time, he defeated "Marvellous" Marvin Hagler. 

His journey with combat sports started when his older siblings inspired him with their boxing skills. He would often visit the local recreation center in his hometown and strap on some gloves. 

He shared that boxing was a sport that required outright respect.

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Sugar Ray's career took off in 1976 when he won a gold medal at the Olympic games. The following year, he went pro, going on to bag accolades, like the National Golden Gloves and the World's Boxing Welterweight title. 

The star who is inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame retired in 1984, only to return in 1987 for another victorious match. He would later end his career in 1997, with a 36-3-1 record.

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These days, Sugar Ray, 64, thrives in other ventures and mostly relives his glorious years as a youth. Once in an interview, the star gave a touching take on the realities of being a boxer.

Sugar Ray noted that being a combat sports star would require that the athlete come from a place of pain. He shared that boxing was a sport that required outright respect.

The interviewer recalled how outstanding Sugar Ray was in the ring and asked him how he kept up the reputation. The retired boxer replied, noting that his charisma played a huge role. 

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