Sugar Ray Leonard Reveals He Was Sexually Abused by a Trainer in New Podcast Interview

Sugar Ray Leonard sits down with Caitlyn Jenner and Lamar Odom on their new podcast. (Credit: TMZ)

Sugar Ray Leonard sits down for a very personal interview with Caitlyn Jenner and Lamar Odom on their new podcast, “Keeping Up with Sports.”

In a preview clip published Monday by TMZ, the boxing champion reveals he suffered sexual abuse early in his career.

“I was sexually abused by one of my trainers, and I kept it in my heart and in my head for ten, fifteen, twenty years,” he shared.

Leonard, 67, says he was overcome with emotion when he finally told someone about the abuse years ago.

“I don’t even know how long it’s been. I never said anything, but when I did say it, I broke down like a baby, I cried so hard, because I was hurting,” he explained.

His comments end and Jenner begins discussing a different subject.

“Keeping Up with Sports” is a take on the name of the hit E! reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians, on which Jenner and Odom were both featured.

Jenner was married to Kardashian-Jenner matriarch, Kris Jenner, from 1991 to 2015. Odom was married to Khloe Kardashian and the two finalized their divorce in 2016.

The two podcasters are both sports greats.

Jenner won a gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Born Bruce Jenner, the star came out as a transgender woman in 2015.

Odom won NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010.

Jenner and Odom are teaming up with co-host Zach Hirsch, a sports analyst and filmmaker, to bring audiences more insider information on the sports world.

According to their new website, the podcast will offer the trio’s take “on all sports, each with a unique personality and opinion.”

Upcoming guests include boxer Bryce Hall, model Amber Rose, world champion boxer Zab Judah, professional stuntman Steve-O, UFC fighter Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett, and CBS basketball analyst Seth Davis.

Sugar Ray Leonard will be the first guest. The website says the show is coming soon.

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