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Not only is Usher recording new music, he’s planning to shoot new film roles. The BBC reports that Usher will portray Sugar Ray Leonard in a film about the life of Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. Joining him on the project is Robert De Niro, who has been cast as legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcell – who coached 18 world champions including Durán. He said, “I’m in preparation for a very incredible role. If you guys see me running around London that’s what it is. If you see me in the corners boxing. I’m doing that while working on this album.”

Speaking of a new album, Usher revealed, “I think the world deserves an Usher and Adele record. That’s what I think. That would be the other U.K. connection that I think everybody would be really fond of and enjoy.”

Usher said deserves, y’all. Deserves.

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