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.