Muhammad ali cus d amato

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Rare video shows Muhammad Ali teasing Mike Tyson's trainer with dazzling boxing ability

muhammad ali cus d amato

Cus D'Amato At 12 years old Cus D'Amato took part in a street fight with an heavyweight boxer of all time, even better than Muhammad Ali!.

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Muhammad Ali believed him to be the devil and to Mike Tyson he was God. But after taking an unbiased peek into his nature for balance I needed a standing eight count. Well, maybe two. A portrait of anyone, in a way so true, can be framed forever. And because time is something we are both gifted and cursed with, the picture will tend to be more honest or deceptive the older it gets.

He says he was still an amateur and had probably just worked out when he came in and told his trainer "Cus" D'Amato that he was going to be the best in the world. Cus then popped in the tape of the first showdown between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in , the year of the fight, Iron Mike would have been 4-year-old Mike then gave the braggadocious Tyson some advice: "He said, 'That's fightin', son. What you're doing is not fightin'. What you're doing is entertainment. This is fightin'.

If you ask someone with no interest in combat sports to name two boxers, there's a good chance that they will name Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
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A lot of people don't realize Cus [D'Amato] was a mental strategist. He understood realms of the psychology and the psychic realms of a person a little better than I think most people do, and that was Ali. As much as we looked at how much Ali was above everyone else physically, but mentally, he was better than everyone else as well; mentally and psychologically," stated world-class trainer and ESPN commentator Teddy Atlas, who recalled an epic story about boxing icon Muhammad Ali, legendary trainer Cus D'Amato, and civil rights activist Dick Gregory. Check it out! You know, guys where his physical abilities wasn't going to be enough to win. So he had to have the understanding of the psychological terrain and how to use that, and how to get the other guy on the wrong road and he was on the right road psychologically and he knew how to do that. Cus understood those areas better than anyone I knew.



TEDDY ATLAS RECALLS EPIC STORY ABOUT MUHAMMAD ALI, CUS D'AMATO, AND DICK GREGORY

A boy comes to me with a spark of interest, I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze.

Making Mike Tyson: Lessons from Master Cus D’Amato

He would get his chance to execute the masterplan less than a year later in the first of what would turn out to be a career-defining trilogy between the two men. Frazier retained his championship belts with a deserved unanimous decision win, handing Ali his first professional loss in the process. And their rivalry in the ring was put to bed once and for all with the climactic Thriller In Manilla. Frazier was forced to retire on his stool after the 14th round of a gruelling round war that went down in history as one of the most memorable boxing moments. The Bronx-based trainer met Mike Tyson while the future Hall of Fame star was in his early teens, mentoring him through his adolescence into early adulthood. By George Mills.

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Muhammad Ali Meets Cus D'Amato

A Brutally Honest Look at Mike Tyson versus Muhammad Ali

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