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Usher Lands Sugar Ray Leonard Role in Upcoming Boxing Biopic

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Usher will play Sugar Ray Leonard in “Hands of Stone,” a boxing biopic that will focus on legendary fighter Roberto Duran, who will be played by Gael Garcia Bernal. Robert De Niro will play trainer Ray Arcel in the film.

“If you see me in the corners boxing,” he told BBC News, “I’m in preparation for a very incredible role. If you guys see me running around London, that’s what it is.

Usher says that he hasn’t met Leonard yet, but that could change when the cast begins filming later in 2012. Did you ever watch Roberto Duran fight? If so, do you plan to see “Hands of Stone”?