Sugar Ray is a retired professional boxer and a motivational speaker. He is a popular figure who has gained a lot of fame and name in the sports field. Many fans are not surprised to know that he is one of the best boxers of all time. He has got a 20-year long career and made a lot of records during this time. Even though his playing style has always been appreciated he tries to reinvent himself with hard work. He has won about five world titles in different divisions and has got the undisputed welterweight title at a young age. Here are more details about this famous sports personality.
Early Life and Bio
Sugar Ray was born on May 17th, 1956 in North Carolina. He was raised along with six other siblings and his family shifted to Washington DC when he was only three years old. Most people will not know that he was named after the famous singer Ray Charles. When he was attending high school he was known as a shy child. He liked to spend time reading books and playing with his dog. His mother told in an interview that during his school time she never received any complaint from the teachers about him.
Roy started boxing in 1969 and followed in his older brother’s footsteps. He participated in the Eastern Olympic Trials without revealing his real age. Even though he was young he won the game here. By the end of his amateur career, he won National Golden Gloves Lightweight Championship and the Light Welterweight Championship. His fans will be happy to know that he became a part of the US Olympic team and won the Gold medal as the light welterweight representative for the USA. He decided to become a professional player while he was still in school and has a 20-year-old career now. He is 64 years old currently while his height is five feet and ten inches.
Relationships and dating history
Roy got married to his childhood lover Juanita Wilkinson and they were in a long relationship before marriage. They have a son together but after 10 years of marriage, they planned to get a divorce. He was accused of abusing her physically while he was consuming cocaine and alcohol. Once he got a divorce he moved on to marry Bernadette Robi. He gifted her a lot of flowers and converted the property in an appealing manner. He is the Godfather of Khloe Kardashian and because of this reason has appeared on Keeping up with the Kardashian many times.
Net Worth and Real Estate
The total net worth of Roy happens to be around $120 million. He spent $7 million and purchased a home in the Pacific area of Los Angeles. He is one of the richest sports players and lives a lavish lifestyle. The property covers a wide area of two acres and it features a two-story guest home, tennis court, and a swimming pool. Apart from that he has got a huge collection of cars.