By Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline
Published: 23:01 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 23:01 BST, 5 June 2019
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
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