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'They were literally hanging in my gums': Sugar Ray Leonard nearly lost all of his TEETH in first Roberto Duran fight and almost retired after defeat Sugar Ray Leonard met Roberto Duran in the ring for the first time in May 1980  Leonard eventually lost the clash with Panamanian boxer in unanimous decision  It has been revealed that the American's teeth nearly all fell out after the fight 

By Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline

Published: 23:01 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 23:01 BST, 5 June 2019

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It has been revealed that Sugar Ray Leonard nearly lost all of his teeth in his first fight against Roberto Duran — and that he considered retirement as a result.

Duran, known as one of the greatest boxers of all time, held world championships in four weight classes during his five decade long career and met Leonard in the ring for the first time in June 1980.

Leonard lost his WBC Welterweight Championship after a unanimous decision in favour of Duran in what is considered to be one of the best encounters in boxing history.

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Sugar Ray Leonard nearly lost all of his teeth in his first fight against Roberto Duran

Sugar Ray Leonard nearly lost all of his teeth in his first fight against Roberto Duran

Duran won the WBC Welterweight title in the first encounter between the two in May 1980

Duran won the WBC Welterweight title in the first encounter between the two in May 1980

The fight was so tough for Leonard that he admitted in a

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