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Sugar ray leonard reveals he was sexually abused as a teen

Your Black World reports.            

Former world-renowned boxer Sugar Ray Leonard revealed in a new autobiography that he was sexually abused in his past.  

In his new book ‘The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring’, the former five weight world champion revealed he was abused by a top Olympic boxing coach when he was a young fighter.              

The sexual abuse allegations began when he went to a boxing event in Utica, New York, in 1971 with another teenager and an unidentified ‘prominent Olympic boxing coach’.  Leonard was 15 at the time. 

"Before I knew it, he had unzipped my pants and put his hand,

then mouth, on an area that has haunted me for life. I didn’t

scream. I didn’t look at him. I just opened the door and ran"

The book also discusses Leonard’s cocaine use, him growing up in a home with alcohol abuse, surviving a car crash with his mother, and fathering a son.

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