I am seeing all the guys, like Earnie Shavers, Tex Cobb, and Larry Holmes all the time.
Roberto Duran was the kind of guy who was a true fighter and you hardly see guys like that anymore.
By the time you're 30 years old, you can be on a nowhere street, if you're not careful.
All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none.
I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion.
All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on.
You take that walk from the dressing room to the ring and that's when the real man comes out. Then you climb up those four stairs and into the ring. Then finally, you can't wait for the bell to ring.
I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island. I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me.
Growing up training, I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So, I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning.
You have a small period of time when you can perfect your career and become good at it. A lot of guys get distracted, which only hurts them. You must stay focused and work very hard at boxing.
Last Update: 23 September 2021
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