|12-26-2011, 06:54 AM||#1|
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I didn't know Mandela was a keen boxer back in his youth.
"I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it. I was intrigued by how one moved one's body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced onself over a match.
Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, color, and wealth are irrelevant . . . I never did any real fighting after I entered politics. My main interest was in training; I found the rigorous exercise to be an excellent outlet for tension and stress. After a strenuous workout, I felt both mentally and physically lighter. It was a way of losing myself in something that was not the struggle. After an evening's workout I would wake up the next morning feeling strong and refreshed, ready to take up the fight again."
|12-26-2011, 11:23 AM||#2|
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Didn't know that .
Idi Amin was a boxer also, Ugandan Light Heavy champ, although he's pretty much the opposite of Mandela as a person.
|12-26-2011, 12:09 PM||#3|
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|12-30-2011, 10:33 AM||#5|
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