Among those sad to say goodbye to another couple on Tuesday’s Dancing with the Stars elimination, no one was more disappointed than the ousted pair themselves, Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya.
“Everyone has an optimism about themselves, and I’m very confident that I did enough to maintain,” the boxing legend told PEOPLE. “But that’s life. Life is surprising sometimes. Life is shocking sometimes. But you know what? I’ve gotten down, and I’ve always gotten back up.”