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Travis Walker Biofile

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Status: Heavyweight boxer challenges Poland’s Tomasz Adamek in Newark, NJ on September 8.

Ht: 6-4 Wt: 245

DOB: June 22, 1979 In: Tallahassee, FL

First Boxing Memory: “I remember the first minute I was dog tired, when I first started boxing (age 21). My first fight was three weeks after I started boxing and in that first round I went in and I remember being tired. So tired, after one minute.”

Boxing Inspirations: “Evander Holyfield. He’s similar to Adamek, just constantly coming, constantly throwing punches. Big punches.”

Nickname: “Freight Train.”

Last Book Read: “A friend of mine wrote a book called ‘The Key To Success.’ By Elton Patterson.”

Favorite Movie: “The Last Dragon.”

Pre-Fight Feeling: “I pray. I pray for the health, of me and my opponent.”

First Job: “I did some landscaping.”

Current Car: “Ford F 150 truck (black).”

Greatest Sports Moment: “Beating Kali Meehan (March 2012 in Australia).”

Most Painful Moment: “Losing to Arreola (2008 in IBF eliminator).”

First Famous Boxer You Ever Met: “Lennox Lewis. No, Roy Jones. I met Roy Jones in Pensacola. I actually went to go train with his father. And I met Roy when I was up there at the training camp with his father.”

Toughest Opponent: “In sparring, would be the younger Klitschko. In fighting, it would probably be Alonzo Butler. (Why Wladimir?) Strength. And I think he has great feet. (Butler?) Hard puncher, big puncher. Good thing about it, he tired himself out early.”

Funny Boxing Memory: “I had a fight with Johnathon Banks and after I watched the fight after, both of us threw the same punches, both of us hit the ground. But me staying on the ground was funny to me (lost by KO in six in Germany in 2010).”

Strangest Opponent: “Would be George Garcia. He’s a little, short, heavy, to me, out of shape, the way his body is made. But he stayed in, he’d constantly throw punches. And I hurt him a few times, he kept coming. So he was very strange to me.”

Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: “Football, American football.”

Three Athletes You Like To Watch & Follow: “Travis Fisher, he started off with the Rams. Asanta Samuel, started with the Patriots. Ernie Sims, he started off with Detroit.”

Favorite Boxers To Watch: “I like to watch more old school boxers. Not really the newer ones. The modern day boxers are not really the same. I like the old school boxers, like Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and of course Tyson.”

Last Vacation: “I went on a cruise with my son’s mother.”

Pre-Fight Meal: “I usually cook baked chicken or baked fish.”

Key To Beating Adamek on Sept. 8: “Be in the best shape and constantly coming at him. And my strength, my power.”

People Qualities Most Admired: “I like to see someone that’s smart, hard-working and family-oriented.”

(Photo by Kamil Kraczynski)

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