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VIDEO: Sugar Ray Leonard Loses Fight To Stay On Dancing With The Stars

Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was eliminated on Tuesday night’s edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, despite the fact he scored a personal best score of 21-points for his Viennese waltz with partner Anna Trebunskaya on Monday.

“That’s life, and I put up a good fight,” the 54-year-old boxing champ said. “I will cherish this moment: great friends, great people, great show.”

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He later tweeted: “Hey everybody. Yes I am disappointed but I’ve had a great time and I couldn’t have lasted the past few weeks if it weren’t for all of you guys. Thanks so much for your support.”

Surprisingly, Disney star Chelsea Kane and her pro-partner Mark Ballas were in the bottom two with Leonard, despite leading the pack with 26 points a night before.

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Also on Tuesday’s episode, Jennifer Hudson performed her new songs Don’t Look Down and Feeling Good.

The eight contestants left include: Kane; WWE wrestler-turned-best-selling author Chris Jericho; The Karate Kid‘s Ralph Macchio; actress Kirstie Alley; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward; rapper Romeo; Playboy Playmate-turned-E! star Kendra Wilkinson; and Czech model Petra Nemcova.

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The boxer appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following his elimination, calling his stint on the show an “amazing” experience.

Kimmel joked, “I guess for you — Olympic Gold Medalist, boxing champ over and over and over again — Who cares [about losing on Dancing with the Stars] really?”

“I care; I want to win … my heart hurts,” the soft-spoken athlete said.

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Dancing with the Stars returns on ABC Monday at 8/7c.

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