FORMER four-time cruiserweight boxing world champion Carlos De Leon has died aged 60.

The Puerto Rican legend passed away just hours into 2020 at his home in Buffalo, New York.

He had battled a number of health issues in recent years, but it has been reported the official cause of death was due to a cardiac arrest.

“Sugar” retired in 1995 with a record of 53-8-1 (33Kos).

De Leon was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico on May 3, 1959, and went on to become a national hero as he dethroned WBC champ Marvin Camel in 1980.

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