I could never be with a woman during training. Because my knees would get very weak. My opinion is based on personal experience.
More Quotes from Floyd Patterson:A prizefighter who gets knocked out or is badly outclassed suffers in a way he will never forget.
It's not so bad for politicians and Pulitzer Prize poets and certain intellectuals in this country to sign petitions and speak out against the war in Vietnam, but when Cassius Clay did it he paid a heavy price for Freedom of Speech.
There is so much hate among people, so much contempt inside people who'd like you to think they're moral, that they have to hire prizefighters to do their hating for them. And we do. We get into a ring and act out other people's hates.
You get into serious trouble when - during a heated exchange - the mind starts to ask questions about your behavior prior to the fight. That's why many times we see a fighter doing quite well in the ring, hitting the other guy almost at will and suddenly, after a couple of rounds of failing to put his rival down or out, he starts to think about the wrong things he did during training.
Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.
For if you train hard and responsibly your confidence surges to a maximum.
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