Brush With Greatness

Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife

You’ll never guess who I saw at the Juice It Up in Aliso Viejo: Sugar Ray Leonard, the famous boxer! He was in line in front of me with a couple of his kids.

I wasn’t sure it was him at first, so I discreetly asked the college-age girl at the register, “Was that somebody famous?”

“Who?” she asked.

“The guy in front of me. That was Sugar Ray Leonard, right?”

The name meant nothing to her, but another gentleman in the shop assured me that it was really him.

Interesting fact: Leonard’s wife, who was waiting outside the shop, is not very attractive. You might think that the great Sugar Ray Leonard’s wife would be much hotter than, say, my wife, but such is not the case. Not even close.

Is it possible that Roberto Duran had just caught a glimpse of Mrs. Leonard ringside when he uttered his famous no más?

  2 comments for “Brush With Greatness

  1. MS
    6 Aug 2008 at 8:51 pm

    You saw Sugar Ray Leonard at the Juice It Up in Aliso Viejo? No way!

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    28 Jan 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Bernadette is his wife. She was the long time girlfriend of Randy Jackson, Michael’s brother. She was with him through the 80s. She was formerly married to Lynne Swann, football player. She has been a model in the past, and was in a super bowl commercial for Michelob or Budweiser in approx. 1986 that had the Phil Collins song “Tonights the Night” on it as well. She was stunning at that time. Recently, she has gained quite a bit of weight and is getting older. She is now 50 years old, but still looks very beautiful. Her mother is from Argentina (or similar) and her father was African American. She previously modeled for the Sports Illustrated swim wear edition with Christie Brinkley back in the early 80s. She was never a big model, but rather an arm piece for those she dated. They possibly own a house on the golf course in Laguna Niguel. Not their main residence, but a residence to stay in nearer to her mother and sister who live nearby.

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