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THE BOXING WRITER: Didn't want Pinklon Thomas to even think something might be wrong with him; that's why he screamed at the doctor in Vegas. Best motivator in boxing.
THE FORMER FIGHTER: He understands. Other trainers psych you up before a fight. Angelo relaxes you, gets rid of your fear. Makes you feel your opponent is either dying of consumption or in the tank. "Saw him smoking," he'll say. "Got knocked out in sparring the other day." Makes the guy human, takes away your fear.
THE CORNER MAN: Learn each of my fighters like a book. Each one's a different individual, and I'm a different individual with each one.
THE FORMER FIGHTER: Something very human about Angelo. Something very warm.
THE CORNER MAN: Huggable. That's what Mom was, huggable.
THE MESSENGER: Fifteen minutes!
THE CORNER MAN: Yes, sir! Thanks.
THE TV COMMENTATOR: The least I-oriented person in a profession of world-class egomaniacs.
THE CORNER MAN: T� eres patr�n, Cubanito, el jefe. [You're in charge, the boss.]
THE BOXING WRITER: Probably the first corner man to learn Spanish—that gives him a big edge with Latin fighters.