"Leonard gave no reason why he wouldn't come to Australia," the Australian promoter, Bill Morley, said
Janks Norton, Leonard's long-time trainer, stormed out of their Los Angeles hotel after hearing the news. "He was in full training and had agreed terms. All the conditions were fine, the only thing he didn't do was sign a contract," Morley said.
Morley said the American promoter, Mike Acri, had suggested to him that Leonard's decision had cast doubt on his comeback.
Leonard, who won world titles at welterweight, junior middleweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight, returned to the ring last March after a six-year lay-off, losing in five rounds to Hector Camacho.Reuse content