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Classic Quote: Teddy Atlas To Michael Moorer

Posted on 01/13/2010

“…Do you want me to fight? Huh? Do you want me to trade places with you. Do you? Listen. This guy (Holyfield) is finished. There comes a time in a man’s life when he makes a decision – to just live. Survive. Or he wants to win. You’re doing just enough to keep him off you. And hope he leaves you alone. You’re lying to yourself. You’re gonna cry tomorrow because of this. Do you want to cry tomorrow? Huh? Don’t lie to yourself. Back this guy up and fight a full
round…”

–Teddy Atlas, April 1994 – during the fight between rounds the night Michael Moorer won the IBF/WBA Heavyweight titles by decision from Evander Holyfield

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