Well number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.
I came up poor. My mother only had a fourth-grade education. My dad didn’t have any education at all. But they were very structured. They worked hard. You know they didn’t complain. They didn’t murmur. And they believe in the Christ.
Well when I think of steroids I think of an image. You have the advantage over someone which is a form of cheating. I guess it wouldn’t be right unless it was legal for everybody. Reason it’s not legal for everybody is because it can hurt people seriously.
No. I probably do better not being in politics. They have too much control over you when you are in politics.
I’m just one woman away my mother from being the same as Mike Tyson. I would’ve ended up like him if my mama had not been so tough and strong. A lot of people including Mike don’t know I came from the ghetto. They think I’m too nice and proper. But that’s the way my mama raised me – to look people in the eye and respect them.
Deep down I reckon the sweetest moment will come when it’s finally all over. When at last I know that I can stop fighting. Of course it’ll also be a little sad. The sweetest moments y’know always come with just a little sadness.
That’s the biggest problem with boxing in the United States. They do not promote it like they used to when it used to be Howard Cosell and they showed it on ‘Wide World of Sports.’ Everybody knew all the fighters. Everybody was looking forward to the year when the Olympics came on.
People who make the choice to study work hard or do whatever they endeavor is to give it the max on themselves to reach to the top level. And you have the people who get envy and jealous yet are not willing to put that work in and they want to get the same praise.