Five More Minutes
I was nervous. That’s a bad feeling: when you’re in the dressing room and the man says, “World Champ, you’ve got five more minutes.”
You get up and you warm up. And then you look in the monitor and you see all the people. You think about all the cities and all the world watching you. How much that’s involved. The investments you have going. If you lose: that’s going to destroy you, and everything you planned, and everything that’s involved.
And the man’s a good opponent.
You walk into the ring. You hear all these people hootin’ and hollerin’. Then you see the cameras and the lights…
I’m really frightened until the first two or three punches.