April 17, 2011 08:00 AM by Allyson Wells
Dancing with the Stars most recent castoff Sugar Ray Leonard boasted that he was going to take ballet classes after his elimination. While Sugar Ray is still speaking highly of the show, he is changing his tune about donning those ballet tights again. Keep reading to see what he has to say about partner Anna Trebunskaya and his plans for the future.
Sugar Ray and Anna spoke with Life and Style Magazine about their time on the show. When asked if he agreed with his elimination, he said, “Being a fighter, there’s a part of me that’s screaming — no question about it. I’m screaming inside. But I’m also a gracious loser, if you will. I’ve had the most phenomenal experience ever with a show that I was totally afraid of. I’ve met friends, met an incredible staff and a wonderful lady who taught me what I thought I couldn’t be taught. I had a great time. I progressed; I was getting better. Last night, I went home. I had TiVo’d my performance, and I was screaming. Then you come here and this happens, but you know what? That’s life. It was unexpected.” Anna added, “We gave it our all. We tried our best. It was honorable and very well done. It wasn’t like we messed up!”
Sugar Ray is putting dancing again on hold for awhile to promote his latest book. I have a book coming out June 7 that I’m going to start promoting in New York. It’s called Big Fight. I’ll be at The Grove in Los Angeles. This has been an incredible time for me. Again, it’s all positive.” Meanwhile, Anna is going to use her time off to spend some much-needed time with her husband. “I’m going to spend a little more time with my husband and our very neglected studio in Hermosa Beach, California.”
As for the ballet tights, Sugar Ray plans on retiring those. “I think I exaggerated a little bit. I could do the ballroom, but not that ballet stuff. Those tights? No.”
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