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'The Fighter' (2010)
"Well, you know what, that through me for a loop because I had no idea that it would be as successful as it was," said Leonard, who appears in the 2010 Best Picture nominee. "But, if you think back, it’s about the family and boxing was the backdrop. But I fought that guy back in 1978. I remember that fight like it was yesterday… and he was a crazy son of a bitch. But, you know he proved to be a tough fight for me. Being that he was considered to be a bar room fighter.
Did Dicky Ecklund trip or knock down Sugar Ray?
Oh, it’s such bullshit! It’s so obvious. But if you ask someone from Boston, they will say I was knocked down. It depends on what demographic you’re in."