12/28/1981 at 01:00 AM EST
The world welterweight champ is still reeling from the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer, which "touched me emotionally because it dealt with a father-son relationship. Little Ray and I have that kind of closeness." As for books, the boxer was enthralled by Ann Rule's "frightening" story of mass murderer Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me. Leonard grooves to soul singer Peabo Bryson and on TV watches 20/20 because "I get a kick out of seeing what other celebrities have to say." Criticism? Ray won't lay a glove on anyone.