View Single Post
Old 02-27-2013, 09:31 AM #4
thetruthwillout thetruthwillout is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
thetruthwillout is on a distinguished road
Points: 352.91
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 352.91

I knew Jon personally and would like to dispel one small myth, while his ultimate downfall was the drink and cigarettes, he was not a gambler. He had a knowledge and huge interest in gambling and having a small wager, but gambling never got under his skin. Despite the book Twelve Grand and the three-part program it subsequently inspired (called The Gambler being repeated on More4 at midnight on March 3 or 4 I have been told), the one thing he kept completely in check was the betting. As a result he was an amazing tipster on boxing, something I benefited from on occasion as often he knew more than the bookies and he could spot where the value lay. He was a truly charismatic guy with an incredible intelligence and people loved him, but things just went downhill in later years. Such a shame because he was such a talent in so many ways.

Last edited by thetruthwillout; 02-27-2013 at 09:49 AM.
thetruthwillout is offline   Reply With Quote