Name: LEONARD, SUGAR RAY COORS ADVERTISING STANDEE (LARGE)
History: Ray Charles Leonard (born May 17, 1956), best known as "Sugar" Ray Leonard, is an American former professional boxer, motivational speaker, and occasional actor. Often regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he competed from 1977 to 1997, winning world titles in five weight divisions; the lineal championship in three weight divisions; as well as the undisputed welterweight title. Leonard was part of "The Fabulous Four", a group of boxers who all fought each other throughout the 1980s, consisting of himself, Roberto Durán, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler. "The Fabulous Four" created a wave of popularity in the lower weight classes that kept boxing relevant in the post-Muhammad Ali era, during which Leonard defeated future fellow International Boxing Hall of Fame inductees Hearns, Durán, Hagler, and Wilfred Benítez. Leonard was also the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, and was named "Boxer of the Decade" in the 1980s. The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1979 and 1981, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1976, 1979, and 1981. In 2002, Leonard was voted by The Ring as the ninth greatest fighter of the last 80 years; BoxRec ranks him as the 14th greatest boxer of all time, pound for pound. In the early to mid 1980's Sugar Ray Leonard had an endorsement package with Coors Beer. Offered here is a circa mid 1980's advertising standee featuring Sugar Ray Leonard for Coors.
Full description: This is an original, cardboard standee picturing Sugar Ray Leonard for Coors. Bold color and print. Bold, clear image. Not creased or torn. Has attachments still adhered to the back. Includes an original fold over at the center. Minor edge wear. Some surface wear. No staining. Irregularly shaped to 27" x 73." Rare in this large version.
Size: 27 x 73
Categories: Advertising - Posters & Broadsides & Lobby Cards - Leonard, Sugar Ray
Condition: very good
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