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"ray leonard" Discussed on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson

Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson

03:04 min | 4 months ago

"ray leonard" 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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson

Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson

05:28 min | 4 months ago

"ray leonard" 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.

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Gold Medal, One Hundred Percent And Four Years discussed on Red Sox Baseball

Red Sox Baseball

07:29 min | 1 year ago

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 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"ray leonard" Discussed on StarTalk Radio

StarTalk Radio

05:00 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

StarTalk Playing with Science

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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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"ray leonard" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

StarTalk Playing with Science

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on StarTalk Playing with Science

"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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

"And so do a mallet Hallo right now. I'm down to just blow a thirty. Yeah. As a. As for the nine that I did allows recently. Yeah. Well, that's so I'm I'm fired up for me. It's I wanna come in that under that what within that top ten for my age group that's gone planning on retiring after the. I don't think there'll be a comeback. I'm looking for the taste of victory at the end cross the finish line gloat a little bit. If I be Johnny and call it a day figured, it would be the the best beer we've ever had whatever. The I would assume some of the best parting of your life caveman. Those gloves. Absolutely. That feeling carried well outside the ring. Next question. Been there done that. So we'll make sure we often along with that mental toughness. Obviously, you know, when you're a young pup get started in boxing. Did you have a mentor to you've had a lot of people in your corner over the really point to that help instill that mental toughness that edge mental toughness comes from the individual the the knowledge of it. It comes from the mental of giants Morton who. Suggested I turned pro to make money to pay. My father's in hospital bills. Heavy Carreira, Dave Jacobs main. Angelo, Dundee me I peep such good people might trainer. Such incredible. All he done. I can go on and on and on my man, Jews stop neck because a lot of people that I owe so much to because they were part of my my corner. Right. My team and my sponsors. I mean that there were people who loaned me money to get started. So I'm a blessed, man. And I don't take it for granted. Oh, a live to the. Here's more thoughts on that. Because we talk about this in class and on the show time about how important is the peer group that you have around you through life, and I could imagine in those times of training obstr-, or that it was very thought out of who's going to be in that room who's going to be around you who's gonna be talking to because we always say, you can only you can only rise as five closest friends, and that's in monetary terms that isn't quality of life. You know, again, I had the best corner and. The world. I just had people who cared about me respected me. And they had the knowledge that they did. Because. Mike trainer who was my my dear friend, my my Turney. My my my partner and everything he he said Ray if you turn pro I can have you go with Don King. I'm heavy go with with a Poland these other these promoters, and we said all you can do it yourself. He said because. But do you believe that you could become a world champion? Do you believe in yourself? And I say yes without even thinking about so yes. And I was really one of the first of few guys who orchestrated his own career. Well, and but it was all on me though. I had I had to produce. I had to be productive. They had to be a process, and I missed that. I missed those moments because. My success came because I wanted success and I wanted victory and not just entering. But I'll side during to nothing. I mean, it's almost deteriorate when I talk about this. But it's been spending amazing journey. And with your children raising them, what are some of the boxing lessons that you've tried to instill them. There are no short cuts in light. There's no shortcuts to success..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

05:25 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

"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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

"And that your age is great as you, look, what are you doing physically nowadays to stay in shape and the keep it moving and enter gone for this white stress. Coffee. Guys coffee. No, you know, I work out. I do work out. My training Trent has been for for some time now, and but I've always even I years ago. I'm sixty two years old now I mean back in my twenties, man, I always worked out a little bit. Even when I wasn't fighting. I always worked out to pride and working out and. I feel good. It's because when I get up in the morning to run whether to three miles, whatever the case may be and work out. My day starts all unproductive already. Yeah. Right. I'm productive. It. There's no greater feeling for me. Then to work out. And just, you know, get all that stuff out of y'all toxin out of your system, and I'm not just talking about food or whatever. But just get all those bad thoughts. 'cause when I work out, man. My brain's clear, my body is clear and clean, and as as awesome. Well, certainly think for to build habits good habits that I know for myself at this point if I don't work out for a few days. I I know what the issue chilling off. And it's only a matter of time before we get back at AJ. I had just done some work in Chicago. And the first thing we're excited about is get back to routine kit back in the gym at because it's let's your body now and your mind now, we're back to normal. What's back to time and spider keeping together? Have you guys ever tried boxing? So I took a workout class that involved box ahead. Because I I was hitting an inanimate object was not actually getting punched. Why is a much different feeling, but it is physically exhausting. It is I will tell you the gloves are a lot heavier than you think in throwing punches in a rapid succession, you using your whole body and talk about cardio. I was absolutely winded my girlfriend Amy dragged me to a class, and it was full of all these beautiful women in L A. And I'm getting taped up and all excited to do a little, you know, shake shimmy, and then we get into it and halfway through. I was weasing bent over completely winded. So I could even imagine what it's like then having to deal with the onslaught of someone else look into knock you out all, but this there's boxing is one of the most if that the most incredible workouts there is because. It's the body is my is all those things. And when I work out, I the banks every now and then no one hits me back. Thank god. But it's the best feeling is so wonderful, a wonderful feel I'm trying to tick you late, but I just can't. Guys, come to the house, and I'm serious. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And I'm sure he's himself. Okay. Oh, man would love how will hit you. We hit each other. What we got some things. The sign of release. No problems. So I think honestly, the the most fascinating thing about all of this is the competitive drive to go back in the ring, retire, go back in the ring get knocked down and get back up, and.

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

"How bad do you want this? And you can't say can't get back to you. Push. That's you know, that's when you know. That's what separates men from the boys. And that's what we want to talk about that from the mental side of things to Brian the physical side effects. Yup. And obviously boxing's on toughest toughest sport on the planet. Yeah. Yeah. How do you jump into the toughest of the plan? I mean, Johnny, and I just think you out very intimidated. So yeah, starting I am nothing. Like, I was telling the guys all the I'm nothing like I am in the ring. I mean, I'm I'm like non-confrontational how I'm fucking I'm shy with social. Yeah. That makes it says. But I mean to have done what I did. It's it blows my mind. My kids look at me sometimes look at videos. She does the same guy. So do you feel you have an alter ego in the ring that you have to tap into? Yeah. Because I I knew I knew I was one win lose by an address room, and I look in the mirror and the bussey sugar, right? That it could be Mike Tyson. But if you've rented Roelant the civilian uninviting trouble. Oh, not that. It means like. It means like being one hundred percent like every time. So every time you do this show. Do you be hundred percent? We try. City our listeners. We'll tell you. But. You don't always feel a hundred shop because sometimes you, but no one no one really knows. Because you you'll experience and everything so what I had those moments that I just don't feel. It's like intuitions like just because sometimes I don't have to look at your here to know me hit hit it. I know it is. And I out. Out times. I go into ring on my something's not right? As can we postpone? This postpone is for a while. So it's been it's been interesting. Is there something mentally that you were able to do or could do if you did look in the mirror and realize, oh, this is going to be a tough one? I need to talk to myself here or was there or was it. So something that that day. It was just not going to happen. It's just it's just that. I mean, these these moments were were rare like. I've had forty five forty professional fights and one hundred and fifty five am device. So within that period. Maybe six times, it don't maybe six times when I think back 'cause I I can I can go back in time. I fought the rain back in nineteen eighty June nineteen eighty when he beat me. I can go back. I can feel I can look I can envision him. I smell his breath. I can go back like that. And that clear is just amazing because those fights were so significant, you know, those rights were so incredible, man. And you know, like when you get this. It's not paying. It's not like a needle is like a sticking. It's like pow pow and. The only place that really hurt by hitching the body. You can't breathe. You won't. You is. I hit you closer to the is delayed reaction give you a hit back then. Oh, yeah. So yeah. It's it's just amazing man, you know, and what happens with fighters, and although they won't tell you because we we have cheese mo- when you have the rain for more than a year. So you lose that feeling of getting hit. I mean 'cause it's not natural. But. If you get hit, especially knows, man, I'm. Politician. So. I I like, I'm telling you. I talk about it. It's it's it's what it is over. It's always fascinated me is it's one of the very rare professions where you train you train. You train? You train you train for this one day this one match and you're not doing like a football season. You know? Games. And then you got playoffs basketball eighty two. It's a sport where it's you and one other person the ring monitor inviting your mind to..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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..

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"ray leonard" Discussed on Short Story Long

Short Story Long

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" 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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"ray leonard" Discussed on Short Story Long

Short Story Long

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on Short Story Long

"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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"ray leonard" Discussed on Short Story Long

Short Story Long

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"ray leonard" Discussed on Short Story Long

"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..

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