Usher to play Shuga Ray Leonard

By Drum Digital
04 December 2013

Singer-songwriter Usher Raymond is stepping into his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the biopic, “Hands of Stone.”

Atlantic Black Star reports that Usher had to lose a lot of weight to become the fighter.

The film is currently being filmed in Panama.

The movie is based on Roberto Duran, a boxing world champion in four weight divisions in a career that spanned five decades. Duran, whose nickname was “Hands of Stone,” rose from the slums of Panama to defeat an unbeaten Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980.

This will be Usher’s first leading role in a feature film.

- DRUM Reporter

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