Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Saturday, March 18, 2017

How boxers should conduct themselves

Some things never change

A concluding word on how boxers should conduct themselves: from more than 200 years ago, by the man who turned fighting from thuggering into a science
“It is undoubtedly a fact that some men of turbulent and vindictive dispositions have made a bad use of their pugilistic powers, and have thereby become obnoxious and disgraceful members of society; but these instances occur not frequently, and when they do they must be acknowledged to result from the abuse and not from the right use of the art. The robust and athletic should never forget that excellent observation of Shakespeare: ‘It is good to have a giant’s strength but merciless to use it like a giant.’” – Daniel Mendoza, Memoirs (1816).


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