(Note: This Biofile interview was conducted in New York City in 1995.)
Status: Former Lightweight and Junior Lightweight champion. Pro record is 79-6-3 (45 KO’s).
Ht: 5-6 1/2 Wt: 147
DOB: May 24, 1962 In: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali, Ray Leonard.”
Nicknames: “Macho Man, Little Man, Papa Man.”
Hobbies/Interests: “Jogging, watching basketball, handball, pool, flying remote control helicopters, [...]
Status: Hall of Fame boxing trainer/manager and HBO ringside analyst.
Birthplace: Welch, West Virginia
Childhood Hero: “Floyd Patterson. I’ve never told him but we sat side by side many times. I read everything about him. A classy person. I used to walk like him, talk like him, eat the same foods he ate – pork chops, yams [...]
(NOTE: This Biofile was done in 1996 at the Chicago White Sox training camp in Sarasota, Florida.)
Status: Manager of Miami Marlins. Former MLB shortstop from 1985-2000 with Chicago White Sox, Baltimore, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
DOB: January 20, 1964 In: Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
Baseball Inspirations: “Roberto Clemente. David Concepcion – from Venezuela, [...]
Status: Former World Heavyweight champion and 1964 Olympic gold medalist. His final ring record is 32-4-1, 27 KO’s.
Ht: 5-11 1/2 Wt: 215
DOB: January 12, 1944 In: Beaufort, South Carolina
Childhood Hero: “My father (Ruben).”
Hobbies/Interests: “CB radios – at one time. Shooting guns, rifles, at targets.”
Nicknames: “Billy, Billy Boy – family names.”
Early Boxing Memory: “Boxing was on [...]
Occupation: Journalist, writer, editor, actor. Author of Open Net, Paper Lion, Out Of My League, among other titles.
DOB: March 18, 1927 In: New York, N.Y.
Childhood Heroes: “Carl Hubbell. A left-handed pitcher with the Giants. He was a screwball pitcher. His arm was deformed. I used to carry my arm like he did [...]
Status: Six-time world champion boxer and 1992 Olympic gold medalist.
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 154
DOB: February 4, 1973 In: Los Angeles, CA
Childhood Heroes: “Alexis Arguello, Ray Leonard and Julio Cesar Chavez.”
Age Started Boxing: “Seven.”
Hobbies/Interests: “Golf. One thing about golf, you can never be too good. It’s a challenge, the patience, the
frustration. I think golf is tougher than [...]
(Note: This Biofile Classic interview was conducted at Madison Square Garden in 1997.)
Status: Hall of Fame manager, trainer and TV commentator.
DOB: May 30, 1922 In: Rockaway Beach, N.Y.
Childhood Heroes: ”Van Lingo Mungo, Joe Strip, Ralph Kerchival – guys you never heard of. Way before your time.”
Nicknames: ”Radar. I had a pretty good [...]
Note: This Biofile interview with Junior Seau was done in November 1992 at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, CA.
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 250
DOB: Jan. 19, 1969 In: San Diego, CA
Nicknames: Tazmanian, June-Bug, Say-Ow.
Childhood Ambition: To be a dentist.
Football Inspirations: Mean Joe Greene, Jack Lambert, Mike Singletary, Lawrence Taylor.
Early Football Memory: I was a quarterback in [...]
Status: Three-time Super Welterweight champion boxed as a pro from 1986-1998. Retired with a record of 47-9 (31 KO’s).
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 154
DOB: June 17, 1967 In: Lubbock, TX
Nicknames: “T-Bone, Terrible, Tino.”
Childhood Heroes: “Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Reggie Jackson, J.R. Richard – great players, great people.”
Hobbies/Interests: “Bowling, time with family.”
Favorite Movies: “Scarface, The Godfather, The [...]
Status: Legendary comedian and violinist famous for one-liners and short, simple jokes. Best known one-liner is: “Take my wife, please!” His autobiography was titled: ‘Take My Life – Please!”
DOB: March 16, 1906 In: Liverpool, England
Passed Away: February 24, 1998 in New York City
Childhood Heroes: “Sandy Koufax. Phil Rizzuto. Milton Berle. Rocky Marciano – I used [...]
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