He'd rather catch a pass than a punch DHC

August 22, 1991

Ray Leonard Jr. decided a long time ago he wouldn't follow his father into boxing.

That's one reason Sugar Ray Leonard's son is running pass patterns with other Ohio University freshman football players rather than learning ring techniques.

"I tried boxing when I was 5," Leonard said. "When I got hit kind of hard, I thought football would be the way to go. You get to wear pads."

Ohio University coach Tom Lichtenberg didn't know for sure that Leonard was coming until he saw Sugar Ray on Arsenio Hall's television show last month.

"Arsenio asked him how the family was, and he said his son was going to go to Ohio University," Lichtenberg said.

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