Other fighters said I was “white collar” because I was doing endorsements and other things outside the ring. That bothered me. I never discussed it, but in a strange way it made me a better fighter. It was about composure, and not letting people get inside my head.
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Boxing is a poor man’s sport. It’s a sport that demands your outright respect. Most people look at boxing or any contact sport and say, “Wow, I couldn’t do that,” because they don’t possess the thing inside of us that makes us go through pain. It takes something to activate that. That’s what separates fighters […]
Ali was a good guy. He let me hang in the gym more than anybody, I think. He treated me well every day until the day he died. He liked me.
What made me think that I had a chance to be the heavyweight champ of the world was when I was with Muhammad Ali. I wasn’t really trying to hurt him, but just to work with him and learn, and that’s when I knew I was going to be champion. When he went all out […]