Sugar Ray Leonard Beats Willie Rodriguez This Day May 14, 1977
- Sugar Ray Leonard 141 lbs
- Willie Rodriguez 139 lbs
- UD in round 6 of 6
- Location: Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Referee: Terry Moore 30-23
- Judge: Tom Kelly 30-23
- Judge: Ray Klingmeyer 30-24
The fight had been scheduled for April 2, but it was postponed when Leonard suffered a cut lip while sparring three days before the bout.
The fight attracted a crowd of 6,826 to the Civic Center, which acted as the promoter.
Leonard earned more than $40,000, while Rodriguez made $1,500, plus expenses.
The fight was nationally televised by ABC on Wide World of Sports.
Rodriguez was given a standing eight-count in the third round.
The fight was scored on the five-point must system
The Associated Press scored the fight 30-24 for Leonard.