Heart-throb Usher is preparing for the biggest role of his life.  The “Climax” vocalist just confirmed with BBC News that he is gearing up to play the boxing legend, Sugar Ray Leonard in a movie entitled, Hands of Stone.

According to Essence.com the singer is already preparing for the gig with an intense workout regimen that will have him in tip top shape for the movie.  This is the singer’s most ambitious role to date; he has appeared in several films including Light It Up, All That  and most recently Justin Beiber’s Never Say Never.

Sugar Ray Leonard is a world champion boxer, actor and Olympic gold medalist.  He recently appeared on the 12th season of DWTS and released an autobiography, “The Big Fight:  My Life in and out of the Ring” in 2011.

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