IBF Light Heavyweight champion.
20-0, 18 KO’s.
January 10, 1982 In: Tallahassee, Florida.
As an amateur traveling around Florida to Junior Olympic shows and finding nobody to fight at 178 lbs.
The neighborhood I grew up in (Tallahassee) along with my wife (Eileen) and daughter (E’lisha).
Hagler vs. Sugar Ray Leonard.
Chicken and pasta for carbs, and water or Gatorade.
Fishing and playing with my daughter.
I’m always doing something to stay in good shape – roadwork and continuing to do shake-out stuff.
Cereal, Shredded Mini-Wheats is my favourite, and sometimes eggs.
Dealing with popularity.
Hip-Hop and R & B.
1994 Chevy Silverado.
Tallahassee Fighting Tigers Boxing Gym.
Short run, on a machine called The Rack, speed and heavy bags, shadow boxing, hit the mitts and some sparring.
: Clinton Woods. He was sharp and came to fight
I don’t follow soccer but I like David Beckham. In the NFL I like the Green Bay Packers.
Winning the IBF title fight (vs. Woods in 2009).”
I don’t feel pain.
After amateur fights we’d always go out for breakfast the next day before driving back to Tallahassee. This time, though, everybody lost so our coach was real mad. He just stopped at a store and got two packs of baloney and a loaf of bread. That’s what we ate in the van going home. It wasn’t funny then but it is now.
Losing my first fight as an amateur.
Cutting wood with my Uncle Skeeter.
ESPN, shows on HBO, House of Payne and reality shows like Jersey Shore.
I’ve been called The Body Snatcher, Beatdown Cloud, and Cloud Nine.
Resiliency and humbleness the most. Character and integrity, too.