Sugar Ray Leonard was sexually abused by his coach, the boxer reveals in an upcoming memoir Big Fight.
In a week, where numerous sports figures have admitted to either being gay or being sexually abused, the Hall of Fame boxer joins the list.
At age 15, Leonard and another teenage fighter were instructed to take a bath together while the coach watched; a few years later, he sat with the coach in a car in an empty parking lot.
“Before I knew it, he had unzipped my pants and put his hand, then mouth, on an area that has haunted me for life. I didn’t scream. I didn’t look at him. I just opened the door and ran,” Leonard writes.