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Usher on Playing Sugar Ray Leonard: Boxing Is Like Dancing | Usher

Usher on Playing Sugar Ray Leonard: Boxing Is Like Dancing

Originally posted 10/09/2013 10:00AM

As a dancer, Usher could already float like a butterfly. And now, he can also sting like a bee.

Muhammad Ali's famous words certainly ring true for the R&B star, who underwent rigorous boxing training to prepare for the upcoming film Hands of Stone, in which he plays another legendary boxer: Sugar Ray Leonard.

"What he did as a boxer is no different from what I do as a dancer," the 34-year-old Usher says of Leonard, now 57, in the November issue of Men's Health, on newsstands Oct. 15.

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Sugar Ray Leonard on Dancing Elimination: 'That's Life'

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Sugar Ray Leonard on Dancing Elimination: 'That's Life'

Originally posted 04/13/2011 11:30AM

Among those sad to say goodbye to another couple on Tuesday's Dancing with the Stars elimination, no one was more disappointed than the ousted pair themselves, Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya.

"Everyone has an optimism about themselves, and I'm very confident that I did enough to maintain," the boxing legend told PEOPLE. "But that's life. Life is surprising sometimes. Life is shocking sometimes. But you know what? I've gotten down, and I've always gotten back up."

Leonard, 54, was especially bothered about his dismissal because he finally was getting the hang of how things work in the ballroom.

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Did Kendra Wilkinson Survive on Dancing with the Stars?

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Kendra Wilkinson: Did She Survive on Dancing with the Stars?

Originally posted 04/12/2011 10:10PM

Is it out the door for one of the Girls Next Door?

Although a crowd favorite, Kendra Wilkinson received the lowest score – just 18 out of 30 points – on classical music night Monday on Dancing with the Stars, leaving her on the brink of elimination.

Keep reading to find out if her waltz tripped her up, or if another celebrity had to go.

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Who Should Be the First to Go on Dancing?

Dancing With the Stars

Who Should Be the First to Go on Dancing?

Originally posted 03/29/2011 01:15PM

The first Dancing with the Stars elimination of this season is almost here – and one couple will have to quickstep their way off the stage for good.

But who deserves to get the boot?

There are three notable celebrity laggards in jeopardy, two of whom faced some choice words from the judges on Monday.

Mike Catherwood, with 30 points out of 60 for the past two weeks, was told his performance was "a bit rough," while Sugar Ray Leonard, with 34 points, was told his jive "lacked refinement."

As for Wendy Williams, while she showed some improvement this week, she's still stuck near the bottom with just 31 points.

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