9 October 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As a dancer, Usher could already float like a butterfly. And now, he can also sting like a bee. Muhammad Ali's famous words certainly ring true for the R&B star, who underwent rigorous boxing training to prepare for the upcoming film Hands of Stone, in which he plays another legendary boxer: Sugar Ray Leonard. "What he did as a boxer is no different from what I do as a dancer," the 34-year-old Usher says of Leonard, now 57, in the November issue of Men's Health, on newsstands Oct. 15.Usher went to great lengths to get into character - and even met with Leonard himself. »


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