I grew up in a big Irish Catholic family. My dad was a pretty rough guy. So one of my brothers left home when he was 15 and found his way to the gym. It gave me the opportunity to go and spend some time with him and work out in the gym.
All of the sports have a safety net but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him but now that he is done that management team is moving on.
Growing up training I use to get up so early I would wave to the garbage men going by. So I had this relationship with Blue Collar America and I really liked it. I felt that lots of those people looked forward to me winning.