legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in an upcoming boxing film, “Hands of
“Hands of Stone”. He was a world champion in four divisions rising
from the slums of Panama to beat an undefeated Leonard in 1980 to claim the WBC
preparing for the part for more than two years at Decatur Boxing Club outside
Atlanta according to TMZ. This is
also his first lead in a feature film.
gotten so good he can hang with the pros.
Leonard,” Usher mentioned. “He was an incredible motion guy, the way
he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to
pick up his moves. I’ve been working on familiarizing myself with the ring,
sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring.”
casted to play the titular figure with Robert De Niro as Duran’s Hall of Fame
trainer, Ray Arcel.
and classy at the same time,” said Usher, who’s been studying videos from
Leonard’s boxing days. “I want to be as passionate and dedicated in
preparing for this role as he was every time he stepped into the ring,” as
quoted by Usher in a Billboard
is expected to release this year after being delayed for its initial release in