"Well, I noticed before the Moore fight he didn't have quite the same zest in training. He worked, but not the same. And once he saw his little girl and she runs away from him, scared, saying, 'Who's he?' he's been away from home so much. He tried not to show it, but I could see that hurt him.
"But that wasn't what showed me. The first real sign was about a month or so after he beat Moore. I hadn't seen him for the whole time and when I did, he looked big and bloaty.
" 'Hey,' I says to him, 'you look bloaty, Rock.'
" 'Yeh, Charley,' he says, 'I am. And you know something? I haven't even been taking walks.'
"Right then," said Charley, "I knew."
Track records would fall
And last many a year
If the chap with the torch
Were to run in the rear.