Usher to Play Sugar Ray Leonard in Movie About Roberto Duran | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Usher to Play Sugar Ray Leonard in Movie About Roberto Duran

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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There has always been ducking in Boxing, but a lot less in the past than there is now.  Sugar Ray Leonard fought all the greats in their prime (even though he made Hagler wait and didn’t give him a rematch).

The matches between Leonard, Duran, Hearns and Hagler are legendary.  I wish films were made about all four of them.  Duran has a film chronicling his career and his tabbed R&B singer Usher to play Sugar Ray.

Usher is making his return to the big screen in a new film centered around Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán.

The 33-year-old singer will play Sugar Ray Leonard in Hands of Stone, scheduled to begin filming later this year. He will star alongside Robert De Niro and Gael García Bernal.

 

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