Ray Seales

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRay P.•Seales
Used nameRay•Seales
Nick/petnamesSugar Ray
Born4 September 1952 in ?, St. Croix (ISV)
Measurements183 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsTacoma Boys' Club
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Sugar Ray Seales took a 92 and nine record to the 1972 Olympics. His amateur titles included the 1971 AAU and North American championships and numerous Golden Gloves championships in the Pacific Northwest. To win his gold medal, Seales had to fight five times and won all his bouts by decisions. Seales turned pro shortly thereafter and fought mostly as a middleweight. He won his first 20 fights and it looked like he was headed for a title shot. But in August 1974 he was defeated by Marvin Hagler, and later fought a draw with Hagler. Seales came back and started winning again, but was KO’ed in 1976 by Alan Minter. Seales was forced to retire because of poor vision, as he became almost blind in both eyes, the result of detached retinae he suffered during his fighting career.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Ray Seales
Light-Welterweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold