?My reach is only 68 inches. That's my disadvantage,
so I've had to develop a style of my own. It's peculiar. I get low, bob and
weave, crouch and move in, come forward all the time.... I'm not a good dancer
and I'm not very graceful. Just a little awkward, you might say.
?My strength, I guess, would be condition,
determination. Determination takes up the fact that you never give up. Right?
That's determination! Strength! Punch!
?Archie Moore knocked me down in the second round.
It's a very, funny feeling. There's no pain, no fright, just the fact that you
were knocked down. You realize that the other man can hit you and if you leave
yourself open a couple of times like that you can lose the fight.
?We don't have a strategic campaign for a fight. We
pick up as the fight goes along. It all depends on how the other guy fights. He
might not fight the way you expected him to and that might upset you.
?When I walk down the aisle to the ring, I usually
don't pay attention to any of the people. I don't want any distraction, but I
hear people call out, "Rock, Rock, we're from Brockton!"
?When you step into the ring, you got to concentrate
on that fight. I put my feet in the rosin so I'll have a good grip on my feet.
I try not to think about anything, just waiting for that bell to start. It's a