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'A Humiliating 24 Hours': Republicans Join Democrats to Reject Trump's Veto of Military Bill
"In the U. S. House of Representatives have joined Democrats to reject President Trump's Vito off a defense bill. The Senate will vote on the measure on Tuesday and could with a two thirds majority override. For the first time. Mr Trump's use of the veto in the final weeks of his presidency Julian Bedford reports. It's been a humiliating 24 hours for Mr Trump, first under pressure from inside and outside is and ministrations. He signed the coronavirus stimulus package. Then the high sugar ray unity to override his veto of the sprawling defense bill. Mr. Trump had ejected two among Stuff of things closes, stripping the names of Confederate generals from military bases attention that switches to the Senate, which on Tuesday could deliver the first reverse of a presidential veto off the trump term.
The Other Big Apple
"Well i was kind of. I guess in inadvertent midwife that we at the at the fellowship that we did back in what year was two thousand thirteen although we agree time has ceased to have any meaning. And that is michael pollen of michael palin fame. He is indeed the advert midwife of guest or pod. Because nikki and i were together at uc berkeley that year in two thousand thirteen out of fellowship. Run by michael. That's how we met. And you discovered your shared love of science slash food. yeah it's one of the happier offspring of that fellowship. Obviously if you're into the stories behind food and farming as we both are michael's writing is pretty much at the top of your list. We've wanted to have him on the show for ever and this episode was the perfect excuse to revisit one of our favourite of his books. The botany of desire in the botany of desire michael traces the stories of four plants and their intimate relationships with humans. One of those plans is the apple tree. And i don't know about you. But when i think of apple trees the first person is of is johnny appleseed. This is a very american thing to think of. I'd never heard of until. I moved here so for our non american listeners. This is what americans are thinking of when they think of johnny appleseed well they would probably have the walt disney image johnny appleseed which is of this you know barefoot guy on the frontier bringing goodwill sweetness to people when people hear johnny appleseed. It's it's very wholesome. It's very Uncontroversial he's a disney character right very soft. But actually the the real. Johnny appleseed and i use that word advisedly because there's so much we don't know about him is much more interesting in his book. Michael traces janis path planting apples across the us. And we're going to do the same here but i. There weren't actually apple's growing here. Before europeans arrived there crab apples that were here in the sixteen hundreds but native people did not have sweet apples. This is amy traverse. Oh she's the author of the apple lovers cookbook and senior editor at yankee magazine. So apple's are we think of apples as this american fruit and american as apple pie and we identify closely with apples americans but it turns out. They're not they're from kazakhstan around town called alma mata which means father of the apple. I'ma autism now called amati and it's the largest city in kazakhstan. I've never been there but if you go. Apparently you will see whole forests of apple's fifty foot tall apple trees. Apple's coming up in the cracks of the sidewalks. It's like a weed there and these apple's most of them look nothing like our image of the apple. I mean there's some the size of there's there's big brown ones there's just this incredible range and they're apple trees that are kind of prostrate and grow along the ground and ones that grow vertically ones that have canopies. I mean it's just incredible diversity but a lot of apples weren't particularly sweet or delicious. At least not to humans. They were dry and hard so did survive the drop to the ground and often the flesh was kind of bitter acidic and tannock because these chemicals were preservatives that would also help to fight up worms and insects and that was all useful because the apples needed to be eaten by bears to spread their seeds. And if you would like to hear what the delight of a group of bear cubs that has just come across the pile of fallen apples. Sounds like which of course you would you need to be on our special supporters mailing list gastropod dot com slash support bears. Yes there are a lot of bears and kazahstan. They love apples but like humans they also prefer sweeter ones and larger ones and even retro ones. These big red sweet apples sometimes appeared in all the different ones that grew wild and bears chose those and help spread their seeds and so the bears hopes for just the kind of apple's that we wanted the large sweet red ones and so then people who tasted these bear approved. Apple's turned into apple fans to and not just the locals because that area of kazakhstan was right in the middle of the silk road. An incredibly important trading route that stretched all the way from china to europe magin stumbling across. I mean you're living in a world with no sugar ray or at least it's a very rare. That kind of sweetness is extremely rare and very fleeting and you stumble across a forest where you find these fruits that are sweet and that actually keep well. I mean not a lot of fruits that you might find in that same forest like apricots will rot very quickly whereas an apple would last for weeks or maybe months and so people would pocket them and bring them to the next trading ports or the next trading town and they really spread that way and they flourished wherever they spread. because apple's have a couple of botanical superpowers. Apples are unique in that they easily enter. Breed with the native crab will species of whatever region. They end up in. And so those crab apples within s- place in the genes that allowed to survive in their climate. So that's super useful. Those local crab apples had jeans. That would be perfectly suited to the local environment.
"sugar ray" Discussed on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson
"It's green people in that big toe strike again. No that was my plan my plan with her. Get them back in the ring known as possible. And that's what happened you know. That's what took place good though you know who else was a major major fight for me was dialer line to hear. He hurt you every single time. He didn't hurt not down here me every other time he hit me. I mean I was almost out. Why did you want to fight back? Another Belt Bill. Little Guy Will Win the light heavyweight but relinquish that crown right away for the second day. 'cause I I couldn't fight those big man. They hit too high. It's a significant that you have cl- about one fifty five. Yeah some guy. I've got four hundred hundred dollars. Amateurs Command to her nail had a bunch of Ahead you pronounce head on a great A lot of fights a lot of fights. How many fight you had as image. I'm no sixty really at around. One hundred and fifty street fights that's probably why and then too bad and boxing thought we didn't in Brooklyn fight fight fight fight. You did this you did. I didn't really fight fight. Mike have you heard of the? Xfl No tell me about it so the XFL was started a while ago. By Vince McMahon Hey events and the number now now remember. It was a little bit different rules as you walk a millionaire show. Walker was well. Actually that was the USFL Donald Trump. Yeah yes those trump's league that he was a part of but the. Xfl has had a resurgence. They've come back and they're playing it like sort of like minor league football so it's kind of a proving ground for these guys to get into the NFL good players. The rules are a little different not quite to the level of NFL. But now you can bet on this stuff at Ben Online. Give leave that. I'm yes anything people could bet on. I think They would since the beginning of Tie. Right. We've been betting on cockroach raised as they should so we? It's amazing who can throw this rock the farthest. Yeah it is really but it's who we are it is. Isn't it as part of our competitiveness? Well this weekend you've got the LA wildcats versus the New York Guardians and the Seattle Dragons for Saint Louis Battle Hawks and you can bet on it all and so much more at Bit Online..
"sugar ray" Discussed on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson
"What I'm saying I might. Yes and never told you. Leave all the time and of to-you that very good chance brother my eagle and let me tell him that somebody created a Mi Michael. W that ego and you know we all have won some worse than others but until you able to be to be able to live with yourself within yourself and when when you start to care for others I mean again when people see me. Put it this way when Mike or my little cage. When I'm sure say they were little. They sold boxing films of videos of me and everything. And they call Me Papa. So they look at me fighting then look at me and said that's not the same guy because I was so ferocious I was determined in that ring but also I'm I am who I am. You know I'm not. I'm not aggressive. Non-confrontational year Unless you're mess with my family but You know my kid trying to make your kids stronger and better and this and that. But you know they had at walk their own plank. That walked on road. Yeah so being a father is a beautiful thing absolutely being a father to me. The big challenge to the challenge a challenge stuff look at my first time the theme. I thought well see me. I don't like I'm GONNA kill it. I'M GONNA fucking kill it though. I wanted to do my film what he did to me but maybe handle it better than I do. I doubt it maybe whom I am. Not God the thing with like with me. Be trying to be a father a better father than I was last year I was ten years ago. Five years ago. It's it is challenging especially now because you know what the social media I mean the technology and these kids are all kids are able to learn more see more experienced more and And I try to instill but then again. I'm not as firm as my wife. My wife has lot stronger than I am. Because she she'll say something and she means it out kind of you know Daniel it's It's three o'clock in the morning should be sleep. She'd no but he's I've got great kids. I'm knocking great kids I just WanNa be better just want to be better and I. I criticize myself because I'm not a better father than the other guy the other guy rightfully. I can't do that I shouldn't do. I notice this is interesting. I kid but they're not GONNA go places. We can never go enough the future. That's Eagle one nine while I keep wanting to be like me thinking about until they look at it himself in the mirror thing that needs to Beth and everything thing that everyone wants something and he's got. Why would I won't have a megalomaniac like me? I want him to be like that. Then be who he is. But it's my either. I want to control. We want to control their vitro. Yes security I'm forgetting might've eight my name security. I had a limited life re. What does this might be gain. You might be holding them back. He might be afraid to say because who my father might be in my hurt himself. I get I get you know. Do a bill you saw. I am even if you don't like why am I had to be to be who I am pretty much know. That's why I love my kids so much. Even though when they do ridiculous things you still have a love them but they know I'm I'm not an easy father. The fuck wit. I miss a hard guy when it comes to. I miss my kids. You know. We'll see they tell me that my kids tell me stuff because they know not that. I'm not that aggressive. I'm not that tough. I don't look that tough and I you know I don't come to me. And but then again they also understand the fact that I give them benefit of the doubt. I'm I'm not too. I'm not firm. Maybe I should be but this is who I. Am You know Mike? This is Hawaiian. Can you believe how far we've come? Cd Hey Listen. This is so amazing. Cbd I will leave once gone and fifty thousand years and I believe we'll be made out of CB DNA DNA. Yup I agree. I think it's it's amazing what we have access to now. We don't have to go and take all these pills. It's with grand kids have access to. Yeah no doubt it's amazing science health. It's come so far. I agree I think in you know we might be have. Cbd IN OUR DNA. That's what I believe is well. It's amazing and I.
Gold Medal, One Hundred Percent And Four Years discussed on Red Sox Baseball
"Yeah we we open up the so today what with the death of the great part L. sweet pea Whitaker and a few old enough to remember watching him fight he won an Olympic gold medal in nineteen eighty four and is just you talk about a master box you're kind of a lost art these days Floyd Mayweather is one James lights out Tony was another Bernard Hopkins you know technicians master boxers old school difficult to hit slip in countering they're just not around these days anymore again James Toney Bernard Hopkins Floyd Mayweather sweet pea well at Willie pep back in the day was the master at avoiding hitting and not getting hit slipping moving using his feet what part what occurred without question is one of the all time greats especially at light weight and then you know he moved all the way up to the welterweight and in between the one the junior welterweight championship so we have four different built yet lightweight junior welterweight through a super well but he was a really good and dominant welterweight as well you just couldn't hit him I mean what what what a headache he was the funny thing was you know if what does a lot of running in moving and slipping into an escaping in there Patel didn't run dell stood right funny Apryl came forward you just couldn't get the guy he was the master at parrying punches with his hand set at M. moving his head and slip into making a mess and then countering and pop and he wasn't a big hitter but he just pops out you he'd let let as they say he he he would he would girl slap you to death for twelve rounds thank thank thank not a great knockout punch but it's stinky jab counter counter right right hook and get out of there and he was at again parrying moving the head and he had that patented move that that I've never seen anybody else do before since he's squat he he he search user look like he was get not guaranteed squat down like a catcher and sit there and squat I got to be put cinema over the top of his head and they be so frustrated they couldn't hit him then of course the pop up and then at a pop up in the land the combination on his opponent he was the master and also the victim of two of the worst decisions I've ever seen in my life number one and people forget about this one with nineteen eighty eight he fought for the lightweight title for the first time against Jose Luis Ramirez member he was a pretty good fight around Mexico and a world champion and no one conservatively ten rounds out of twelve yeah I mean it might have been a shutout that's how dominant he was again for mers and then the score cards come back and it was just what this is a win for Ramirez I think it was in Montecarlo in Europe it was obviously a corrupt up above bought off decision and what what we it was a shame the way he got screwed there so when you say he's forty four and one now he doesn't have you give an extra when they're not now is forty one in four that was a scandalously what I mean that what excuse me now is forty forty one three in one now let's go to nineteen ninety three her nose match against Julio Cesar Chavez who is eighty seven and at the time undefeated considered maybe the greatest fighter of all time certainly the greatest fighter ever to come out of Mexico and a fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio and this was an absolute masterpiece member this fight this was a shot out I had a twelve rounds the nothing for sweet pea that night it was it was the ball on the matter or Thomas never hit him move popped left right pup Perry slip moved ahead crouched down they can miss turn him it was masterful again minimum if I'm being really kind and nice and bent over backwards you give Chavez maybe two rounds and the judges scored it a draw eight a scandalously bad decision corrupt again a hometown decision I know I know well tablets are from Mexico but you know when you're fighting in San Antonio it's going to be almost a one hundred percent crowd of of Hispanic fans Mexican Americans they're all cheering for for a job as an and obviously a sweep he was gonna have a tough time getting a decision there that that was a scandalously bad this doesn't mean he got screwed over and robbed about as much as anybody then I was there a nineteen ninety seven when Pearl Whitaker what's the welterweight champion of the world four years later and he defended against Oscar de la Hoya and again you know sometimes Patel was its own worst enemy not putting enough too much defense but but Oscar never hit I had a one fifteen one thirteen for pearl what occurred that night seven rounds to five I thought clearly no was the winner yeah but you know Vegas being what it is Oscar being who we is the power generated by Bob arum and Oscar and you know Austin was the golden boy in the meal ticket and the guy with the future propels get a little bit older I think he was in his thirties at that point Oscar winds up getting the decision now that wasn't a a whole rent if this is an **** was Jose Luis Ramirez or Chavez but that's another one where I thought Whitaker sort of had hand rates now he lost clearly a few years later when he when he was old and shot he lost clearly a few years later to Felix Trinidad by unanimous decision the colors were okay as a in his last fight he broke his clavicle against not medically you know he he was a shell of himself so those of in my opinion those are the only two losses you ever have so he wasn't forty four and forty wins four losses and one draw in my book he's forty three into because that loss was a win and a loss to warm Oscar was a win and a draw was a win so in this respect and by the way my opinion is the only one that matters of course know what occurs forty three into and I say Floyd may weather is not fifty at all Floyd Mayweather's forty nine and one now what days with what he's saying that for well he's not because he lost one sixteen one twelve on my scorecard Jose Luis Castillo in two thousand two in their first fight he clearly lost that fight okay steel got rocked so yeah Floyd forty nine and one is not fifty you know because he didn't win that night but back to print out forty three into at the only losses to his last memory broke his clavicle into traded it to me he won every single fight he ever had outside of that elegant master box of his style wasn't for everybody much like Floyd may weather I mean did deal like guys who make you miss and play defense and slip and Perry and counter and our absolute master box is not at all a lot of people prefer guys to come forward and take a couple to give one action fighters and I get it I like those guys to but that's why we love boxing not everybody's the same I like the action fighters I love the great boxers to I love I love watching Mohammed Ali and the sugar ray Leonard Floyd Mayweather into and Burnell and sweet pea that's where the master boxers you know hit and don't get hit there's room for all of them in boxing and pearl Whitaker for my money is the best pure boxer of my lifetime
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Through diet and exercise recently a ten year anniversary for your relations on that. Thank you so much, feel good. My father was a diabetic my friends there. Either the kids or themselves dot Betty, and. My wife and I started this foundation up ten years ago, and I just wanted to give back. I'm a blessed man and you know what is time to reciprocate? And that's what that's what we put together over three million dollars has been raised for diabetes research, Karen away, but yes, mazing figure mazing fear. Unbelievable, my dear friends. Support me all the time. I mean from any Murphy I mean I goes on down the line. When did you first meet Eddie Murphy on that Eddie many, many years ago when I was living back east when he was doing Saturday Night Live. Yeah. Yes. The back not fall. Yeah. I was living in Maryland at the time and all my friends, they are supportive. And I love, thanks guys day. I could see I saw that Caitlyn Jenner. Recently came out of action, you met Keith Caitlyn in Montreal. You go back to the single, game's seventy six games. Yeah. He's one she's wonderful. And it's, it's, it's, it's been a dream come true for me. Because what I do something like that, especially for kids because all about the kids to me. I'm there I'm at the front door. What's amazing? That's good for you, man. And I'm I'm, I'm thrilled that you are, are here on the show before I let you go, and I don't know if you had the answer to this or not, or have an have a stories or Cosell story, a Howard Cosell story that you could share how cold sale, you know how it goes. How was my dear friend? And I remember when he's vote the book he wrote his book, I never played the game. I know play the game. Yeah. I read that book, because I'm behind this microphone in many ways, because I I'd allies him, right? Watching him on Monday night football learning about what happened with him and Mohammed Ali, and the relationship that they had, and the and the backing that he gave him and then just is his style. I just. Being a kid growing up in the seventies, he and Marv Albert where the where the guys that basically caused me to want to think about sports casting. That's why I asked you about. I know because how, you know, when I when I decided to fight Hagler, the place, the world was crazy. And how it was one. He said, you can't win. You can't this. I said, well, how you same thing with your book. If a book, this won't say, don't right? And you still wrote it. He said, well, you got me. I never played the game. That was the name of the book yesterday know thanks for coming on sugar. Really appreciate it. Thanks, come back. Anytime that seriously. Any any of the fights that you do in for design anything? I can do to help out with the foundation, you just let me know. And on there. You'd be the next year. You got it and I'll see. Okay, I love it. Thank you. Thank you so much sugar. Ray Leonard foundation, you could. Learn more about it by following sugar. Ray on Twitter at Sugar Ray Leonard also his Instagram as well. That's how we are rolling here. Thanks for coming on the program. Thanks. We'll see Sugar Ray Leonard down the road. And we'll be right back with Chris Brockman news update, eight four four zero four rich number to dial and more here on the rich Eisen show in sports at trade can make or break your team..
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Kids. Six grade six grandkids and kids. Yeah. When's wreck? It's not yet. A couple. This won't happen. Yeah. Yeah. They don't be spied. Well, my my daughter Camille, start her own business candles, and she goes LMU, my youngest son, Daniel music engineer. It's life is good. You see your parents are. I mean, you're not I mean, people get into boxing because they're struggling oftentimes, historically. It's always been that way. We try to tell people there are a lot of support poor man's sport. There used to be a lot of Jewish boxers when Jewish report a lot of a lot of talian, boxers where the towns, there's a lot of folks that you don't think of is boxers Irish and stuff like that there were poor immigrants. They fought that's what they did. Now you had a skill for boxing. Some guys have a will. But Sugar Ray had a skill the skill and the well, but you have the skill hand speed. He had movement that kind of coordination like a Floyd Mayweather thing. I can't really teach. Exactly, you cannot teach. You can't teach speed speed as a gift right power. I mean, George Foreman pets crazy Powell Mike Tyson had crazy Powell, but yeah. For the most part you can't teach speed. So what draws you to boxing as a young person when you don't have to do it to pull your family out of poverty? Well, you know, when I when I started because I wasn't at the client. I my brothers were athletes football basketball baseball. And I try those sports and I thought it was dangerous. So I did individual sport which I had to control the tempo. Why control what was taking place in that? And rain and box. You know, I was like I found boxing boxing Powell meal, we found each other. Yeah. In a weird. And again, what what your parents, do they teachers or something like, my mom? My mom was a nurse. And my dad was a manager of the supermarket in a weird way. Maybe the scarier opponent. Is the guy who doesn't need to fight like, maybe it's the guy who's just good like he just into fighting because he's gifted you know, what I mean rather than the guy with the broken family and then out of juvie now he gets sort of shoved he's tough. But you you at a skill at it. And that's skill is why you're in the ring not because of the broken family know that that has nothing to do for the most part. But I was I was dedicated was. Focused. I was disciplined I had I had other factors that enabled me to to reach the heist hyphen idea. When did you how old were you? When you won your limpet gold twenty twenty is that old Hoya was seventeen man. What you've been doing? You gotta keep going. I should that. I'm sorry assets. Yeah. One question is today with Mayweather. There was an obsession with undefeated. Right. You were not afraid you fought to three times every tough person in hindsight was added decision. Like, oh, maybe we should geez guys. Or was it just assumed that was the way it was gonna go. You know, the thing with me, whether you you get he deserves all the credit in the world. No question about that. He's an incredible fight of. He does things. I mean, he's able to do things that because it's a different time now different eras. And other words alley I was on board. I'll he was making five million. I'm like, wow, that's incredible. Then I came along tenth of tea, and then it was Oscar Oscar came for did also come Tyson got his gold at fourteen. So you were twenty six dollars Tyson make a hundred. Yeah. Fluids making a big amount. So it's it's over. Relative. Yeah. But what what are J saying is these guys fought not only to make money, but they also fought because that guy was the best guy. And I think there wasn't a thing of I have to sort of play a little more like a chess game here. Protect the oh. And that's a that's a bigger pay down the road. Like, I thought I think you guys fought because you wanted to say I beat Hagler IB turns at Hearns wanted to fight Haggar. Because no one was worried about going thirty three and three they just wanted to the one of that win. It was a Sumed. You were gonna get a loss at some point in the career. No fight.
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"The now a man who knows how to deliver punches and punch lines, Adam Corolla. Yeah. Getting on got to get it on the it on extra tuning in. We're here in Vegas sun. A little weird mix of pan of it will we'll fix that up where here in the convention center. RJ bell is to my right. Oscar de LA Hoya is going to be sitting down with us and a couple of few. And I think Sugar Ray Leonard shall be is, well, I made a little themed bucks lip which is. My best sports stories not fight stories. But sports stories was I looked down the list. Some you guys probably haven't heard or some you may not have heard many many years. So we'll do that good CR j bell. How you Adam? I'm well. And the Mike August is here. Mex- Pat is here. The getting ready with the lunch buffet. August con-. Well, the day. I have the day. He has plans career his day is the buffets being set up seventy feet from where we're sitting. We'll get in on that that's free food number one off to Gordon Ramsay. Gordon Ramsay hell's kitchen, taping four o'clock cooks making their favorite meals private table. That's then triangle invite locks trying to horn in number two and number three softer Kimmel's clubs club, which is going to have world class food all be devastating. All right. So I will tell you about some sports stories. We'll tell you about delahoya who's going to sit down with us in a second de LA Hoya hall of Famer eight world titles eight world titles man as well. As Olympic gold. That's right. All right. Quick piece of business. Why we're here golden boy? Versus not golden boy, but t mobile arena than three are Las Vegas. Biggest boxing event of the year. That is champion versus champion. That's canal. Oh, Alvarez you Cannella and as middleweight world title, and he's putting it on the line twelve rounds in unification fight against IBM middleweight world champion Daniel the miracle man Jacobs. He's called the miracle man because he had very aggressive cancer and had to have like spinal surgery and all kinds of stuff. It was like you'll never. Box again in his seventies. He's seventy eight. Now, he's fine darker. Yes. No, not not as a kid. He had it like as an adult. I mean, he may have been in his, you know, he was boxing. He was he was in his probably mid twenties. Anyway, he's cleared. He's on a win streak, and that's tomorrow may fourth and it's streamed alive exclusive via does on that is D as z n we call it zone, and they have VIP exclusive access to all the excitement, and inexpensive..
Mark McGrath Of Sugar Ray Says He's Going Deaf
"Graf the frontman for the band Sugar Ray in an interview with the Daily Mail revealed. I'm deaf. Now, I cannot hear anymore. It's years and years of being on the road and being two feet in front of cymbals and drums, so high frequencies, I can't hear anymore. I'll be listening to people they'll tell me their names, and I can't hear anymore. It's scary. Because my job is here. The future is absolutely a worry of mine. How old is this guy? Now, Mark McGrath. That's that's like that's not something that's going to be in his early forties. Now, forty one years old. One years old look at that. And he's lost his hearing. I'll take people people have an and I was telling Vince this, and I've been doing this. For decades, we go to the movies movies are so loud and some of those. Yes, we always have little little. You're just roll them up Alabama laughing always doing like if I looked at my side and a movie theater, and Saul anybody wearing earplugs in the theater, I would giggle to myself as I lose my hearing. But I'd say what a dork that guy. But at least, I'm cool. What
"sugar ray" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Welcome back to climate science. It is boxing special and I- special. For one simple reason, we are joined a man who has heard this some any times he's probably wincing with embarrassment, but it is Sugar Ray, Leonard one of the greatest boxes of all time. Elva time all time. This guy didn't just win a world title in one white division. He went through several hip. He is part of what is what history has come to learn as the Fab Four the fabulous for another Beatles, but Japan, her Hagler. Yeah. I mean, I know apologies for saying during the eighties. I was a even back in the UK a major major fan. Chuck. I know you've just gone out tra- fan you came in Beckley. So first of all like, you know, everybody knows the Ray Leonard and Hello, sir. Welcome to the show. That's it. Thank you guys. Yeah. And clearly it's funny when when people say Sugar Ray, Leonard one of the greatest boxers of all time, they're put the pound per pound per pound in front of it don't even put like in the weight class. They'll even put like in the time that he fought you're up there with all the great names and on top of that your your actual name is named after Ray Charles the singer. Then you vaccinate him is named after great sugar. Ray Robinson, man, you such a self failure. So many times. But yet you still can't throw us Tampi. And how you know that got a feel good and feels great. I had no real saying that my mom my mom named me at right charts. Right. 'cause she was a fan, right? Yup. I made myself Sugar Ray because Sugar Ray Robinson was one aisles. Besides Muhammad Ali fantastic. And you've lived up to the name without a doubt. So, you know, we're talking about in this show science and the sport itself, and they call boxing, the sweet science, and when you ask people that why do they call boxing, the sweet science, you got a lot of different answers. But mostly it's like, well, it's because you got to hit while not getting hit. It's not about just power is not about just speed. It's about skill and strategy. Yeah. All of these different things that come together to make a boxer grey. What does it mean to you? When you hear the sweet science does that mean to you. Well for me there is a sweet sized. To boxing when I first saw became a major fan of Muhammad Ali. He should've oxen, I've outlined. Great fighters that fought with not just power. But they it was almost choreographed fight was hall. It was so much little intuitive. Norm. Went to go to the body. Dawn to weigh out for around two before you figure out. What's thou-? A what punch would be more effective? It's it's it is as we saw a boxing without thousand bucks. I cannot be modernised Marvin Hagler I could have beaten reporting Durant Tommie her this goes on. Absolutely. Did you realize? No, no, no. Size in sort of physicality, but there's other metrics size. When did you realize boxer you had more than enough tools to dismantle an opponent? And as you say, it might be a couple of setup moves for you to do something later in the round later in the bout, or it might be something. But you just strategize. When did you realize it wasn't just about punching? But this the mental application and was as an amateur amateur boxer. I remember vividly. I thought this guy named Bobby mcgruder. And he was what they call it opened fighter. I was a novice by because I maybe year to experience any head like five years longer. The way I was break him down was to stay on the outside was be stationary target. Hassi? So at that early age, I learned that there's a better way to teach you opponent awesome. Yeah. That's amazing. I'm gonna ask you this about your punch. Okay. Just you know, went back and watched a few euro your fight from back in the day. Just man tell you is just a thing of beauty to watch. And when you punt you seem to punt like a golf swing with a fist on the end of it. It wasn't like it was controlled..
"sugar ray" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science
"I find chicken this chicken and steak and biscuits. Right. How did you? How did you work that through the white divisions for your own boxing style? A never had probably a never had with making weight as professional finer, just h h strong e-e-eddie, but. But I don't know. I just didn't I didn't have to be too. That one wasn't too happy to big awesome. Are you training fighters right now, do you? Are you still involved? No, no. I the. Dissolve now, I boxing commentary. I'm still calls to boxy man watching these incredible talents get out there and show as show the world who they are. Hey, speaking of that speaking of boxing talent, let me ask you why? Now, you know, you were part of a very exciting group of boxers office show, and you kind of fill that void where there was like, no heavyweights, right? And now here we are back in that time. Again, you know, you have the lighter weight classes, there's no interest in heavyweight fighting. Why do you think that is is because there is no talent? Or is it just because the lighter weights are faster, they see more exciting. I mean, what do you think that is? It's all it's all that combined. Knicks up everything else because when I came on the scene Mohammed Ali was about to leave the sage I should say rank. Because back in the day while I was fighting back in one thousand nine hundred six up to the eighty. Boss was on television, three teeny and NBC CBS NBC. So we were out there. And we have on that. So we came of household bait. It was just took on top. Right. But again, there's just so much talent out there that. Botanist boxes boxes. Not time. It takes a blackout a black eye. Dasa's back. The floor may weather fight, comma, comma Gregor. Was not really, but it was a spectacle entertainment. Whitlam? The only person that could make that happen was floor may wear. Mcgregor. Mohammed Ali for a wrestler. Remember that? Yes. Antonio gnocchi. Not. Yes. Yeah. But guess what really forget about your. But you're right. It's like it's it seems like there's an interest that waxes and wanes, but at the same time it always comes back. You know, always goes back always comes back and. So many fans out there. And that said people are drawn to it. It is brutal. It can be brutal. But as you've shown it it can be autistic scientific poetic elegant that place where you go when it's not right to post something out of your being. So as you dunk, turn your back. You don't quit you stay in there. And you folks, that's that's making of a human being I call that place. The fetal position. That's happening. When someone's trying to knock you light sound this. This is the environment, you operated in is just amazing. You know, what day what I used to because I not controversial. I am. I'm so his and I can go there. And I love what I mean. Well, how many many years ago he said, but I fought Joe Frazier. Third time it was death. And I looked at handling. Wow. That's great. But I drank with her with Hagler. Let's go on. Did you have to go to that moment in your career? Down and we'll have a hit mess both strength. We haven't set ways. Is the ability to activate it. So true. So very very true. Wow. Man that is that is so I've got a young a young Sugar Ray Leonard now to two thousand eighteen he's twenty one is a bit cookie is go great hand speed. He can sting like a butterfly set tricks cetera. How's he going to be is he going to be like that guy?.
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"Welcome back to science. It is boxing special. And I say special for one simple reason, we are joined a man who has heard this some times, he's probably wincing with embarrassment. But it is Sugar Ray Leonard one of the greatest boxes of all time oval time all time this guy didn't just win a world title in one white division. He went through several. Yep. He is part of what is what history has come to learn as the Fab Four the February's for another Beatles. Giran her hands Hagler an investor. Yeah. I mean, I know apologies for saying during the eighties. I was even back in the UK the major major fan, Chuck, I know you've just gone out tra- fan came in. So first of all like, you know, everybody knows Ray Leonard and Hello, sir. Welcome to the show. That's it. Thank you guys. Yeah. And clearly it's funny when when people say Sugar Ray, Leonard one of the greatest boxers of all time, they don't put the pound per pound per pound in front of it don't even put like in the weight class. They'll even put like in the time that he fought you're up there with all the great names on top of that your your actual name is named after Ray Charles the singer. Then you're boxing name is named after great sugar. Ray Robinson, man, you such a suffer from failure. So many times. But yet you still can't throw us champion. How you got to feel good and feels great. I had no real saying that when my mom my mom named me at right, right? Because she was a fan, right? Yup. I myself Sugar Ray because Sugar Ray Robinson was my aisles. Hamadan? Fantastic. And you've lived up to the name without a doubt. So we're talking about in this show science and the sport itself, and they called boxing, the sweet science. And when you ask people that why do the call boxing, the sweet science, you got a lot of different answers. But mostly it's like, well, it's because you got to hit while not getting hit. It's not about just power is not about just speed. It's about skill and strategy all of these different things that come together to make a box of gray. What does it mean to you? When you hear the sweet science does that mean to you. Well. Well for me there is a sweet size to boxing. When I first saw became a major fan of Muhammad Ali. He should I'm going. A lot. Great fighters that with not just power, but they it was almost choreographed by it was so much more intuitive. To go to the body. Don't to wait out for around two before you figure out what style or what would be more effective. It is a boxing without Two thousand thousand bucks. bucks. I could not have modernised Marvin Hagler I could have beaten to rent Tommy her this goes on. Absolutely. Did you realize? No, no, no. Size in sort of physicality, but there's other metrics for size. When did you realize boxer? You had more than enough tools to dismantle an opponent. And as you say, it might be a couple of set up for you to do something later in the round later in the bout, or it might be something. But you just strategize. When did you realize it wasn't just about punching? But this the mental application and was as an amateur amateur boxer. I remember vividly fought this guy bang body mcgruder, and he was what they call it opened fighter. I was Nagas by because I had maybe year to experience any head like five years longer. The way I was breaking down was outside was be stationary target. So at that early age, I learned that there's a better way to teach you opponent awesome. Yeah. That's amazing. I'm going to ask you this about your punch. Okay. You know, went back and watched a few euro your fights from back in the day. Man, tell you is just a thing of beauty to watch..
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"If you don't believe yourself. No one else will dream the dream because a lot of times people let go the dreams if you truly believe if you really there's a if you have a passion of something go for it. You know, go forward and don't let anyone tell you have a wise 'cause a lot of influences certainly with all the the websites that ever the goods going on with with technology that everyone seems to be offering shortcut when I think deep down we all know, there really isn't it's, but every if you want it they're going to have to work for it you have to work for. But then again, again, there's with technology and everything else there there is seems to be although peers to be sure. Kutch? But when all said and done you want you want much experience as you can possibly get a my dad would always say why you could learn at the easy way or the hard way. That's coming. But if we're gonna learn easy way or the long hallway. And with that. I think that's what's so amazing to hear obviously, not a professional ahead. Not a champion anyway. But I face self-doubt, even champions face self-doubt. But it's going beyond that, whether it's the mental governor, we have or the physical governor we have and sometimes it takes a coach or a mentor to push us to that level. Sometimes it takes an opponent right staring down Tommy her and some of the toughest boxers the history of boxing. Well, he can get a little extra you. Right. That's so true. And you know, again, I I I will constantly Pete this. There are no short Kutch. And even if you took a short cut is going to catch up with you eventually because you didn't you didn't go through that experience eating go through the process. So you don't know what to expect by because you took the shortcut and obviously boxing career where there are going to be setbacks. It's very. Difficult to go undefeated throughout your amateur and pro career in those moments of defeat where you're picking yourself up the ground. Was there something you were telling yourself the next fight the next training session? That would get you motivated and became our self motivated. I wanted to win I wanted to be successful. You know, deep down inside me. And I think the way I think I always I'm such an optimist by nature, and I know this is always a way to win as always a way to win nine times out of ten. Fail sometimes. But there is a way to win. Just can't give up right? Finding that way to win for the magic is fine. The with finding and find a way to win. That's end. It is. It is magic. I love it. I'm I'm glad you said that we use that to. Excellent. And our audience would love to help fight diabetes with you with this. 'cause where can they go to learn more about the foundation and get involved as Sugar Ray? Leonard dot com sugary, Leonard dot com..
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"That mental toughness that fortitude is something that I think we all struggle with you know, life does knock you down. And to be honest. Retirement sounds pretty nice after the training like goes on the matches you prepare for. So what was that factor that motivated you to get back in the ring so many times because I wanted to win I want I saw I want I want that victory. I had victories. But I want that. And that means mom Haggar. That means comment is easy absolute no way. No. But it's also mindset, you know to be optimistic but also not take shortcuts. I was trying to re gang. What I had in other words, the fame, and and the the knowledge of it beating Hagler beedon Tommy her beating Roberto Duran. There's nothing like you guys as nothing like that. And once I accepted, the fact I surrendered said, you know, what I'm gonna do something else. And it may not be that same, you know, hoopla, but. When I do something outside the ring. It's it's so bad. It's just so comforting. You know what I mean? Just so amazing. I was I was curious. You had mentioned the chemical dependency that was going on. After retiring was that going on on some of those comebacks as well that those things had to go way. And if so what was the mental process of realizing how far you had strayed from that could that conditioning when that taken it's toll. You know, I think my first return to the ring I return up many to the ring I I'm watching a boxing match, and I say I can beat him. You know? And then at the couple of drinks e. And I knew I remember when I saw Marvin Hagler fights this guy, Johnny beast Mcgabe and highly wasn't shop. I said, so I call my part a business posse. Mike, a semi I could beat Hagler. He said Ray have you been drinking? But that's not the pool and. I said he said, just wait get home, get home. We talk about it. But everyone was crazy. When I when I challenge Marvin Hagler 'cause Maughan haggle was just a bee's, man. He was the best at, but I wanted I wanted not try try for a year a year may just to get a body BAC shape to get that mind. Because again, it's not all it's not all physical cerebral. You know, what I mean guys? I'm so I sorta got I'm I always tell with this. I am so different than I that. I wasn't Arimi. I'm laid back computational it in a pungent knows. But it's been it's been incredible career. It's been an incredible moment in my life. And. Awesome. It in obviously with boxing. There's a lot of showmanship that goes on outside of the ring, right boxing. Oh, craves personality right being someone who had social anxiety. You feel like that alter-ego that you had in the ring will also carried over into those preflight to do with the media there and everyone looking for what's your next move. How you gonna get Hagler? Oh, yeah. May I it's again is hard to totally describe that feeling. It's an so. I should say it. It's so contagious. It's so a draws it draws you back jaws. You back George and and for me thank God. It wasn't the money, financials or whatever. But it was just that feeling of being imbed ring guest guy and have your hands raised. Crazy may craze. It's like you guys doing that marathon right Homer. Right. However. His whole after that. I say things the same mindset. You know, you just you know, it's funny that you should mention that. 'cause when we were talking to our trainer about taking on this challenge. Either furthest had run at that time was ten miles. And I did it very laid back. It was shit time. Like, eleven minutes. Thirty seconds was my average on miles. But I I was thinking. Yeah. But I was I was fine. I could've kept going in my trainer. He was like that's shit time. So we're going to get that going after it. And as we started getting into these weeks of training. It went from the idea of alum is going to do this thing to now it is it is on like, I just I just I'm fired up for this event. And I wanna give it my all. And and for me, I just feel so just I just fired up I own there's no to explain it..
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"And help raise funds for research. This is something so special to me because it's about being in the position to give back to make to acknowledge something that is so deadly. It's like my like, my Chow diabetes when it comes to taking on a fight of this magnitude, obviously trading for your physical fights. There's. Moment of pushing yourself beyond that physical limit. Now, you're taking on a much bigger fight. So getting people in your corner to help support you on this important mission that you're on without question without quiet, and we talk about and I'm thankful bring it up. We talk about this all the time. Because this is something very dear to me. And you know, it's it's spin responsible. It's showing that what's important to me. You know, I look back when I first began this journey, and it is it has been a journey that when I first talked about that I got very motion. But in the past nine years, we've raised close to three million dollars. So again, I am a fighter outside the Ray right without question and growing up as a socially anxious kid of. Sure fame was difficult and tricky to deal with at times. Now, you have an opportunity used that fame for it amazing. 'cause but talk about that of the study career you start racking up some wins. The spotlight is on you. How do you handle that moment awhile? I mean. You learn by steaks. But when I at the FBI Olympics, nineteen seventy six I turn pro seventy seven, and that's what my my journey began. And all of a sudden now, I'm being known globally and the fame in the end the fortunate comes with that. If you don't maintain perspective, if you not grounded you'll feet nut firmly stuck on the ground. Get you in trouble. And what happened with me when I retired the first time Todd a lot of time first time of twenty five and I retired because I had a partial detached retina and people were very concerned about me coming back to the rain because you know, they felt that I could do some serious damage, but I was so unprepared. I should say a the success that I had to approve time two years that I went to acohol drugs and. It was a whirlwind. And and you know, I had good people have good Haggar people around me that looked out for me my best interest. And I was a pull myself out of that situation. And instead preferring myself, I wanna hurt that Beatty's four takeaway diabetes. I wanna knock out diabetes. And so that's been a blessing disguised for me. Right and physically prepare for for this way..
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"Well-deserved? So it is as Johnny saying huge honor to have Sugar Ray Leonard on the show here with us today. And I know growing up that boxers were revered and still are revered as some of the biggest warriors in the modern world. And I know it's something that Johnny. I are definitely intimidated by. We've started to push ourselves a little bit physically. But the level of toughness boasts both physically and mentally you need to get in the ring to face someone else to face your biggest fears getting hit by someone else oftentimes bigger than you and even more angry than you. The first question that I have is in that moment when you're locked in. Do you see the weakness in someone else are you able then to take yourself to another level? Or is it really just fighting against all of your instincts to stay in that moment. It's a very good question. And it's all based upon the level of competition. Naturally when I was fighting my fifteen fight my twentieth fight. And then when you move up to the modern haggled so the world Tommy earns the world, we're brutal to rain in the world. That's when it's you have to raise the bar. You have to. Be as optimistic but sincere you had to be sincere with yourself to to achieve greatness to go in on that a bit. So there's always other fights before that where at least you had one of the be in the best shape of relief as to go. Okay. We'll live. This is the next fight. How how do I take it up a notch from what I've already felt was peak physical and mental condition you go beyond the limit Gopi, John. What is expected of you instead of doing a hundred sit-ups you do two hundred situps not necessarily do that. Yeah. Well, yes, I. Spill long time though. But I pushed myself, you know, I'm glad you asked that question because that's how I. Became who. I am because I always do a little bit more than the other guys. I still run three miles. I ruined five miles instead of training when there are three minute rounds one interest. I'll do five minute around thirty seconds ways. I would fly new sparring partners from all over the country. And we were sparring non mouse twelve rounds fifteen rows and every four rounds of five rounds. I'll get a new fresh guy. So I'm tired. But now I deal with this guy who's fresh, and I've learned to do that. So I was always ready for that that frown all that moment in that rain where you know, majority of guys ninety five percent of the guys would just pooped out. You know, you you made mention of bringing in sparring partners. And I was just thinking about. Obviously, there is an amount of respect that they have to come in and to Spar with you. But there's also a bit of their own egos. Like, I wanna get a couple of shots on this guy. I want to come on sugar will you might trying to. I'm hearing about it. If he was. But that's true. That is so true. In fact, check this out it was five days before my fight against mom and Hagler. One of my sparring partners hit me and newly knock me out. Oh, I may nearly knock me five days before the fight. And I remember vividly getting into my and the car to go back to the hotel no-one said a word. The car the van was quiet. But it was like deathly quiet and the all new I knew what they're thinking. They will saying sh- pray get hit by Spar almost knocked them out. So what would mob and haggle? Do the him. The there's a lot of questions and oh, yes. So I've proven wrong and that only motivated me to degree was that I was shot. So your brother, Roger goaded you into boxing, and we are talking about this very briefly earlier, you say you found boxing in boxing found you is there a distinct memory in your mind that moment when you felt hooked on the sport..
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"Yeah. And you've put all of this training in and there are days. And of course, by no means is a half marathon that but there are days where we're like, man. We're not letting our goals were not where we should be question yourself. It is it is it what you guys are doing in considering doing. Is true. I it is is same exact same thing as taking place because his shit come on. You know, I mean 'cause you running that twenty six to twenty six miles twenty six four that's a marathon. I know I I know. know. But do I mean obviously out 'cause I bought about one contemplated one time. You know, I I mean, I could I do it not at the not speed all that. But I could write you know, 'cause I push myself. Well, one of the things that I've noticed were talking about earlier how we had never been in this place before training lies, and you know, exactly where we've we've have been where we are to have a day that doesn't work out. So well where you know last week. I was better. I must be bit beat up and get down on yourself because you're you're one a plus you wanna be get better that week knowing that it's not my day, and then the comeback week later to beat that time that you that you were upset about last week to know that there is a there is a process here. And I met my peak where my my limits that I am fighting with. And that's the understand that feeling is to know yourself, mentally and physically though, I don't think a lot of people get to experience. You explain this. So well that was so that's it. I mean to to push yourself beyond that limit man, and and make your mind and your body heart, and you balls. Excess. We don't do this together. Yeah. 'cause you can't have you know, going in the direction. No, you can't go now. Visit direction. It's like. Yeah. It's like, whoa. May you know, it's it's amazing. It's amazing. What be what we can do? So you talk about right? Getting punched in the face. Obviously. It's one thing that we all made it seem right? We are wired to avoid getting hit in the head. Right. Was there a moment in your life where you got hooked on boxing? You can say in your mind. This was it where I knew I wanted to get beat up in the ring 'cause for us. It's so intimidated even think about it was like, I thought it bought my first time in the ring was like eight nine ten, and I like this and the kiss it. Manos? I quit. I just quit. I quit for. Five years, and I moved to Maryland. Put gloves those same gloves back on. And it was like I found boxing boxing foul. May we found each other? That's that's that's what I tell us. I get goosebumps. I'll tell you. It's it just it's amazing. Process. A process is a process, you know to. And to have have come out. Such so many years of beat the body. Somewhat someone escape you know, what I mean? It's it's it's it's bit. It is. But we'll do it again. Absolutely an heart in a heartbeat. I'd do it again. There is no greater feeling than have hands raised by especially when you beat the odds, and I tell you I I would do it in our dude in a heartbeat. Do I miss it? Yeah. I mean. Yeah. I mean 'cause until you accept that nothing else will give you pretty much that that high. You you find yourself searching did that I did that with with with drugs and alcohol and unauthorized. Yeah. So. So I'll tell you what this is this is going to be my mission. And the next next year. I'm gonna stop for God. I gave us have a law. You know with all your achievements. It's certainly I was telling your PR people yesterday that have you on the show is such an honor. But we would like to be able to humanize you a bit for audiences in CU dependent on that coffee. Certainly as a human response. Oh. And you found a long day. Well, deserved coffee..
"sugar ray" Discussed on The Art of Charm
"Okay. Back to our main event Sugar Ray, Leonard is such a remarkable guy. He's started boxing in nineteen sixty nine and from there. Well, he's sort of never looked back. He kicked off a phenomenal career as an amateur on the nineteen seventy six US Olympic boxing team and later transition into professional boxing where he won world titles in five different weight divisions. Any fought against some of the titans of boxing like Roberto Duran Tommy Hearns at he also fought against the pressures of practically becoming famous overnight at twenty five years old and a personal battle with addiction sugar. Ray Leonard has been out of the ring for twenty years, but he's kept fighting turning his focus towards diabetes, a disease that affects over thirty million Americans and over one million children mostly in low income communities Sugar Ray Leonard's goal is to beat diabetes back with education and research funding through the Sugar Ray, Leonard. Dacian? So we put the study guides away and decided to just riff with sugar about funny, boxing and working his way to the top that sport. And he's gonna talk about the value of being knocked down and the power of surrounding yourself with the right people in your corner. And we're also going to hear how Sugar Ray Leonard was one of the first boxers to orchestrate is own career without a fight promoter and the discipline. He needed to mentally prepare for the brutality of a world championship fight amateur to listen out for sugary asking AJ about his first time in the box ring, and how that went. All right. Johnny domain me. Get my gloves. I don't need all that. Why don't we just drop right in here and talk with Sugar Ray, Leonard about our half marathon training..
"sugar ray" Discussed on Short Story Long
"These these questions you ask them are extraordinary because there is so natural and so normal. So. Simple, but they affect so much of our lives away. We think, you know, sometimes again, we over think things sometimes and we, we think sometimes it's not always the case of how you look up. How you say while they they think I'm ugly, you'll think I'm fed. Didn't come this. You know what? Don't don't don't waste what they call this. Those a saying about, don't sweat the small stuff. And I I've learned that. I mean, I'm I'm sixty two years old and I still sometimes have low self esteem. It comes. It comes in and spurts. But you know what? I pray. I pray that day. I should pray when I was fighting you on fourteen fifteen as an amateur and I pray to win. I pray that no one hurt a never pray to win. You know what I mean? Never prayed. Win. So it's it's the very complex world and things now more billable and you know, but life is what you make. I keep saying I keep telling myself life is what you make sure if apps and that's why I love. That's what I love about these conversations. And when you just said, like about the questions I ask and how they sort of affects so many people, it's because after doing so many of these interviews and then just coming from where I come from small town outside, Akron, Ohio, having normal friends, whatever I realized that there we all have so much in common and Sugar Ray Leonard has so much in common with like an eighteen year old who just graduated high school who's trying to figure out his or her struggles. You know, it's like there are these lessons in these principles that I think are fundamentally true for everyone, and it's like, I'm trying to learn them as I have this conversation and all these conversations. But I think as much as I can learn them and spread them, we. We cannot. That's the way that we can all do a little better. Right? Is to like, say, what do we have in common here? You know, you know, we have in common that we are fighters outside the box ring. The same principles that I plot to become a champion applicable in everyday life. We knocked down, everyone gets knocked down, but you have to get back up writing. I do. I do row work and you have your own version of role work, whatever is necessary in a great corner. I good people in my corner that can rely upon you. Gotta have good people, good friends, and you have to believe in yourself because if you don't know what else will. And you and you must, which we all want victory victory. It's not gonna come dropping you and you let you have to make make. Be strong and and focus on it. So you we all fighters? Yep. A so true. Let me ask you this. You're doing a lot of work now with charity. You have your own charity, which is that you and your wife that my wife started the Sugar Ray Leonard foundation, and I'll mission is to raise awareness and raise fund that goes towards research for diabetes to one day ran Kate diabetes, and we raise close to what three million dollars. Wow. Is something that you know. That I want to do. I want to give back because I, I just don't want to be remembered as if fighter champion. I want the remember that someone who who who also helped make a difference in lives of so many people, especially kids. But I, that's my love me. That's my me. Helping help make a difference in someone's life is so beautiful thing. Yeah, that has to be like they'll the way that you're able to impact people in effect people and especially with the charity work, like has to be. I don't even wanna say similar because they're probably both different and very great, but a great feeling just like being the champion in boxing. You're right, you, you said it right on you hit it on the head right the if when when when I have my has raise up as a champion, boxing champion is, in words, can't describe. So when we one day radically eight diabetes, those same hands will be up. Yep, that's so true. You got your eye on with that tunnel vision. Okay. Last question. If you could travel back in time. You've been through so much. You're so smart..
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"And her people say, oh my God, he's gonna knock Sugar Ray Leonard out a her that wedding in calmness, Sugar Ray back. Then they called me Ray and I snuck out of the out of the room because it was kind of dark and I worked out you like maybe I did like a hundred push ups and sit ups, whatever. But I I said, he's not going to beat me. He's not going to beat me, but the odds were the odds were in his favor, and I beat them and I'm beat him and beat him for gold medal. And that was like, wow, you know this. I mean, words can't describe. I can't elaborate enough on what it felt like standing on that podium with a gold medal trades around my neck. Yeah. And the Cuban here in the I think the Russian was there and I'm like, oh my God, this is it man. This is it. But then again, it will kind of bitter sweet because. I was not looking forward to turn professional. I was going to go to the university of Maryland further. My education get a great job because even through that process, the process because I didn't, you know, I love boxing, but not that much, and I just felt that you know, hey, you know, you don't make that much money in boxing and got home. My dad was in a coma and everyone's crying, moms, cry. I'm crying and I asked my mental janks Morton I see jinxed how can I make fast money? He's term pro. I didn't give it a second thought. I turned pro. Because my dad keep my day living, and then my dad, my dad, by the way live by up on the past about a month or so ago at ninety five. Wow. And it was because of boxing that allow me to get the best help medically for my day. That is so crazy. That's so crazy that that's, you know, that's how you were able to provide for that and make that happen, but also that like, you know, it was a necessity almost at the moment. You know, it wasn't like once again, it's the difference of this. Why love about doing these conversations is like you kind of have one perception of how a story probably went, and then you hear the real one and you're like, holy cow that you're telling me that Sugar Ray Leonard only turned pro out of necessity necessity. Yeah, use a perfect world necessity. Amazing. I only did it help my father. I did it to make money to pay the bills. That's the only the only reason leasing German. I want to take one quick second to talk about my sponsors. This first one I am so excited about it's called calm. And the reason why I'm so excited is because I've been using calm since right before I started this podcast and I've talked about meditating and that sort of stuff a few times on here, and this is the app that I use and have always used. It's the number one app for sleep, meditation and relaxation, and in two thousand seventeen. It was Apple's apple of the year. I didn't know any of that when I started using it, a friend recommended it and I do it every morning for ten minutes and it's just mind blowing the difference, the ten minutes of.
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"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to short story long this week we've got alleged Sugar Ray Leonard is on short story long, and I'm so excited to share this interview was really excited even a little bit nervous when I went to sit down with Sugar Ray just because number one, my boxing knowledge is limited, but the interview didn't go too much in detail about boxing and he's legendary person. I mean, his chievements. Are insane. And. I was beyond excited and the interview turned out as good as I possibly could hoped. And I just can't believe how nice and curious and fun to talk to Sugar Ray was pre. Can't wait to show this interview with you guys. We talk about everything. We go through his whole life story all the way from he has very vivid, a very, very vivid memory of being ten years old, putting on boxing gloves for the first time, getting punched in the face one time and taking off the boxing gloves and saying, I will never touch these things. Again, there's so many moments in this story that are so interesting because it's not how you would expect his story to go. You expect people to just sort of be driven to this passion. They find it. They're great from day one. They just go conquered the world. They're happy as can be. I mean, he talks about only going bro. In boxing out of an obligation to help out with his family. He also talked about feeling like he was never enough or never worthy or never really fit in socially and how he's still battles with that sometimes to this day. So that's it. Those are all the teasers. It's an incredible episode. I'm so thankful that I got a moment to sit and talk to somebody like this and that he was so thoughtful. And like I said, so curious, and he asked me so many questions before we started recording, and he really just gave a great interview. I am so thankful and I can't wait to share this with all of you. As always you guys have been crushing it with screen shotting your phones when you're listening to that posting it on your Instagram's stories and tagging me, please keep doing that. It's so cool. It makes it so easy for me on Instagram to just see all of them at once because I can just swipe through all the stories that I'm tagged in. I can repos them instantly on my story. So make sure when you post it, if you have any questions or comments or favorite parts of the episodes or whatever include that in the post for those of you don't know. My Instagram name is just drama. That's where I'm at ninety percent of my social media time and always responding to comments DM's all the above. So hit me up on their anything. You've got send it to me on Instagram, screen shot those phones hosted on your story. I can't thank you guys enough for that. Also, all of these interviews that I do on short story long. I post on my YouTube page. YouTube dot com. Slash trauma drama. That's also where I post blogs. Anything. Of that sort. Sure you check us out on cast box if you haven't yet. It's just a really cool platform for podcasts were doing a lot of really cool things for for podcast. David helped me set up this interview into introduced me. So I am so thankful to those guys and everything they're doing to help me out checkout. Casbah peop- you have. Go to young and reckless dot com. Use the promo code s. s. l. and you get forty percent off all full price items..