Usher lands Sugar Ray role
Usher’s ready to step into the ring! The “Scream” singer has confirmed that he’ll be playing Sugar Ray Leonard in a biopic about boxer Roberto Duran. He believes that his background in dancing could help him on the set.
“You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard. He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring,” Usher told The Huffington Post. “I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves. I’ve been working on familiarizing myself with the ring, sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring.”
The film will shoot in Panama and Usher feels that he’s up to the challenge of playing Sugar Ray. “He had such incredible discipline, and he was flashy and classy at the same time,” he said. “I want to be as passionate and dedicated in preparing for this role as he was every time he stepped into the ring.”