In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively.
The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward.
The man who has allowed his body to deteriorate cuts a pitiful figure - chest collapsed, stomach protruding.
My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons.
Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise.
One half-conscious thought was burned in my mind: stay on your feet.
To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.
Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion.
Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight.
Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain.
A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar.