R&B singer Usher has confirmed that he's set to play Sugar Ray Leonard in an upcoming boxing film called “Hands Of Stone”.
Leonard, a world champion in five different weight divisions, finally retired from boxing in 1997 after a number of comebacks.
The R&B star said he was in training for the role in the film which he says will also star Robert De Niro and Gael García Bernal.
The singer confirmed he'll start filming for the movie later in 2012.
Usher, who has scored huge hits with tracks like Yeah! admitted that he's yet to meet Leonard in person.
Usher has appeared on screen before, most recently in the 2010 film Killers.
Usher's 2004 Confessions is currently the biggest selling album of the 21st century so far.