People: Feb. 27, 1984

When former Welterweight Champion Sugar Ray Leonard, 27, began training for a comeback match with Kevin Howard in Worcester, Mass., boxing fans were both ecstatic and uneasy. Leonard had been forced into retirement in 1982 because of a detached left retina. Fearing that he might damage his sight during the fight, scheduled for Feb. 25, the Massachusetts Boxing Commission barred Sugar Ray from entering the ring until he had been okayed by an ophthalmologist. Acting on the results of that new eye examination, Leonard last week underwent a preventive procedure to protect his...

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