|Sugar Ray teaches Usher to box|
Usher has been taught how to box by Sugar Ray Leonard. The R&B singer is playing the legendary boxer in upcoming movie 'Hands of Stone' which is a biopic about Leonard's most famous opponent, Hall of Fame pugilist Roberto Duran.
Speaking in issue 19 FAULT Magazine, Usher said: "I spent time with him in Atlanta, and in Los Angeles. We boxed together; we chilled. He became a great friend of mine, almost like a brother to me."
Usher stars in the movie with Edgar Ramirez - who plays Duran - and Robert De Niro, who portrays Duran's trainer, Ray Arcel.
The pop star is pleased to have landed the role as he wants to diversify his career, something that was one of his main motivations for accepting a position as a coach on 'The Voice' USA.
Usher - whose new single, She Came to Give It to You, is out on September 28 - said: "Part of the reason why I did 'The Voice' was so people would get a chance to get a different perception of me."
Speaking about what he learnt on the show, he added: "The more I know about life, the more I know about people, the greater the person I am, the more understanding I have about how to make music and how to do things that will grow us as people."
The singer was photographed by Sinisha Nisevic for FAULT magazine (www.fault-magazine.com/issues) and was styled by Sammy and Judy (aka The Kids).
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