Sugar Ray Leonard Booted from DWTS

Entertainment Apr. 12, 2011 AT 10:27PM
Sugar Ray Leonard Booted from DWTS Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC

And the third contestant to go from season 12 of Dancing with the Stars is… Sugar Ray Leonard!

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The 45-year-old former boxing champ was described by judge Len Goodman as “the heart of the season,” but his Monday night performance didn't score enough fan votes to keep him from getting the boot!

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Though Kendra Wilkinson and Kirstie Alley both scored lower on the previous night’s show than Leonard, he wasn’t bitter with the results. “You know what? That’s life. I will cherish this moment. Great friends, great people. Great show.” 

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“I love the spirit of the show, what the show means, represents and stands for,” he added.

Leonard’s partner Anna Trebunskaya proudly reminisced on his progress this season. “We had so much fun. It was amazing. A boxer become a ballet dancer!”

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