Sugar Ray Leonard came out of retirement today for the third time and signed a contract to meet Donnie Lalonde in a double title fight in the fall.
"I told you guys some time ago (after he upset Marvelous Marvin Hagler for the middleweight title) I was going to try to retire," the 32-year-old Leonard said at a news conference."I tried. It didn't work"
At stake will be the World Boxing Council light heavyweight championship held by Lalonde and the vacant WBC super middleweight title. The super middleweight class has a 168-pound limit, seven pounds less than the light heavyweight limit.
A victory for Leonard would give him at least a piece of five titles, something no one has ever accomplished.