Wowâ€¦Ladies you can close your mouth’s now! It looks like someone has been putting in mad gym time.Â Usher Raymond IV is gearing up for his role as boxing greatÂ Sugar Ray Leonard in the Â â€˜Hands of Stoneâ€™ movie.Â Also, looking all sexy the pop star shows off his abs in the spread of Men’s Health Magazine and graces the cover as well.
Menâ€™s Health Magazine caught up with Usher at the gym for their interview and he tells them:
â€œI train like an athlete every day, believe it or not.â€
His take on being 180 pds. and getting his weight down for the movie since Leonard was a welterweight at 146 pds.
â€œIâ€™ve been cruising my way down to 174, 172.â€
After accepting the role and riding his bike 10 miles from his house to the gym, Usher’s take on what lead to the desire of coming closer to Sugar Rayâ€™s fighting weight:
â€œMy second day I decided to ride to the gym.Â So I rode thereâ€¦Boxed. Rode the bike back homeâ€¦. Big Mistake.â€
He goes on to say:
â€œMentally, Iâ€™m the type of person who can ignore the pain.Â Put it somewhere else and allow my body to just go there, but I always suffer.Â You canâ€™t box, ride a bike for 20 miles in the heat, Georgia heat, and then go to the studio and rehearse.Â Thatâ€™s not happening.â€
The 34 yr. old also states that the biggest lesson heâ€™s learned from former ring champion Sugar Ray Leonard is the most potent weapon in boxing is to rest.
Catch all this and more in Menâ€™s Health Magazine on newsstandÂ now!!
Source:Â Menâ€™s Health Magazine