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Future champions

A Japanese boxing trainer, who had produced several champions, was asked by a reporter how he selected suitable trainees.

“When a young lad comes here with his father, I know he’s not going to be champion material. I give him the lessons they pay for, and get him up to the level of ability they want. Then he goes.

But when a boy comes here by himself, quite scared but determined, I know he’s had a row with his father. Then he’s going to take ME as his father, and then he’ll really train. He might turn out a champion.”

© Trevor Pryce Leggett


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