Sugar Ray Leonard
Lot 10
Hublot. The unique Sugar Ray Leonard WBC chronograph wristwatch King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
US$ 60,000 - 100,000
£36,000 - 60,000
Lot Details
Hublot. The unique Sugar Ray Leonard WBC chronograph wristwatch
King Power, Ref:703.OM.0218.HR.WBC12
Satin-finished 18ct King Gold case (48 mm diameter) with black ceramic bezel held by 6 black PVD titanium screws, glazed exhibition back held by 6 screws, crystal with WBC logo transfer and Sugar Ray Leonard signature, 18ct King Gold crown with black rubber insert and chronograph pushers in black PVD, equipped with HUB4100 automatic chronograph movement (252 components) with 42 hours power reserve and cut out rotor, satin-finished gilt dial, applied gilt baton hour markers baton hands with green luminescent, chronograph hand with Hublot logo, three subsidiary dials for running seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours. On the 30 mm subsidiary dial, the first 3 mm in red represent a boxing round. Date aperture between 4 and 5, fitted strap in Porosus Hornback green alligator and spare black rubber strap with black stitching, titanium micro-blasted black PVD deployant clasp with decorative gold plate; case, dial and movement signed.

Footnotes

  • Sugar Ray Leonard has a boxing resume that landed him an induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997, but the great history of this boxing legend began when he was barely 14 years old. Attracted by this amazing sport, Leonard began training with the dream and ultimate goal of becoming world champion. As a young fighter, he participated in several regional tournaments and was selected for the national team.

    Ray's glittering amateur record was an astounding 145-5, amassing 75 Knockouts! He was part of the fabled 1976 Olympic team with other boxing greats, Leon and Michael Spinks, Howard Davis Jr and John Tate. Ray won an Olympic gold and prematurely announced: "I've fought my last fight. My dream is fulfilled."

    Leonard simply could not stay away from the sport and came back in 1977 to fight his first paid bout against Luis Vega. From that time on, he notched up 25 undefeated bouts, meeting the superb Wilfrido Benitez for the WBC Welterweight Title at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. A classic bout, Ray earned a total knockout in the dying embers of the final round.

    Ray suffered his first loss by unanimous decision, when he tried to outmuscle and outfight Roberto Duran, instead of sagely relying on his superior boxing skills. His revenge was sweeter than sugar when in the rematch he boxed Duran dizzy, forcing the now famous loosing retort: "No mas," from Stone Hands, in the middle of the eighth round.

    Ray announced his retirement after he was diagnosed with a detached retina. But the champion returned yet again to defeat Kevin Howard. He announced he was hanging up the gloves one more time, but in 1986 he returned to face the fearsome Marvelous Marvin Hagler. After this incredible fight which Leonard won by only a small margin, both legendary boxers decided to retire. The lure of the ring kept enticing Ray back until 1997 when Sugar Ray said goodbye to the ring for the last time.

    Although he modestly refuses to be considered as great as his idol Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the best boxers to compete in the sport, amassing championship titles in five different weight divisions: welter, superwelter, middle, super middle and light heavyweight during his illustrious career.
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