The man dubbed ‘the greatest boxer of the 1980s’ will be appearing in Lanarkshire this month and you can meet him.
A gala dinner with Olympic gold medallist and seven-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard is being held at Hamilton Park Racecourse on Saturday, March 29.
One of the most charismatic and charming superstars in the history of the sport the man born Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother’s favourite singer, Ray Charles, was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purse money.
Winning world titles in an incredible six weight divisions, he defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Wilfred Benítez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Durán, and Marvin Hagler in a 20-year career.
Nowadays Sugar Ray is a motivational speaker and occasional actor, but with R&B sensation Usher set to play him in the upcoming Roberto Duran biopic Hands of Stone and the release of his recent book he remains a household name.
Presented by Gold Star and EBF Boxing in association with South Lanarkshire Building Supplies the event starts with a VIP photo reception.
Afterwards there will a three-course meal and Sugar Ray will take the audience through his remarkable career and life story with a question and answer session.
Entertainment will be provided by a top comedian, singing from former world champion John H Stracey, and fans can get their hands on some special memorabilia in the auction.
The Times & Speaker has teamed up with South Lanarkshire Building Supplies to give away a pair of tickets to the gala dinner.
For your chance to win answer the following question and e-mail your answer by Monday, March 24.
Who will play Sugar Ray Leonard in the new movie Hands of Stone?
If you’re not lucky enough to win tickets costing £125, which includes a three-course meal and a photo with Sugar Ray Leonard, are available by calling the ticket hotline on 01698 886556.