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ATG Fighters, Who Disliked Training?
Name some ATG fighters, who disliked training?
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Ali disliked his training he was known for saying:
***8220;I hated every minute of training, but I said, don't quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.''
Nicolino Locche if I'm not mistaken was known for chain smoking and not sticking to his diet for training.
I know he's not an ATG but another one I just thought I should mention is
Chris Eubank, he was kinda famous in England for hating his training.
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James Toney comes to mind. I can see no other reason for his inconsistency, given his extraordinary talent.
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Terribly undertrained Tim Witherspoon comes to mind..
Just before his 1986 fight with Frank Bruno, I went to watch one of his public workouts..
To say he looked stoned and didn't give a ****, would be an understatement..
In contrast, Bruno had trained emphatically & looked like a mahogany carving..
Witherspoon turned up for the fight with a rubber ring around his mid-riff and had already booked a VIP suite to celebrate victory.. He took everything Frank could throw at him, and returned the compliment by KOing Bruno with 3 big over-hand rights in the 11th.. He never made the party, as he had to spend the night in hospital..
I will always insist, that had Tim been a gym rat, he'd have been a top 5 ATG HW and the greatest fighter ever, to emerge from Philadelphia..
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Ditto on James Toney. He's so talented and can do so much even when he's not in great shape it's a shame he never took it as seriously as some others. He possesses ATG skills but his less than 100% work ethic prevented him from attaining ATG status. Another fighter (definitely not an ATG) who hated training quite a bit was Riddick Bowe.
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Ricardo Mayorga would smoke 2 packs/day, I can't imagine he enjoyed his training.
Naseem Hamed hated training and if IIRC had trainers walk out on him for his lack of commitment.
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