As often happens, it wasn't the celebrity with the lowest score who was booted Tuesday night from "Dancing With the Stars." In spite of having the lowest marks from the judges, Kendra Wilkinson — who scored 18 out of 30 points for her waltz on Monday night's classical-themed night — managed to survive another week. Instead, it was star boxer Sugar Ray Leonard who was given the one-two punch.
The hit ABC show had the dancers performing either the paso doble, waltz or Viennese waltz in front of a 46-piece orchestra on Monday. And in true dramatic fashion on Tuesday, the week's highest scorers, Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas, were teased to be one of the possible couples heading home. The pair was placed in the bottom three.
Finally, after a performance by Jennifer Hudson, host Tom Bergeron announced that Leonard would be going home. The boxer, who had the second-lowest score of the week, was asked if he was surprised at his elimination.
"That's life and I fought a good fight. I'll cherish this moment — good friends, good show," the boxer said after learning he was heading home. "I love the spirit of the show. I love the people on this show."
The night before, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told him, "I don't think I've ever smiled that much. I absolutely fell in love with that dance and both of you."
His partner, Anna Trebunskaya, said working with him was a blast. "We had so much fun," she said. "It's just amazing that a boxer became a ballet dancer!"