QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Aug 31 2011, 08:57 PM)
If you think a kid who has grown up in comparative luxury and been trained in boxing from year dot is as impressive as one's who literally live on the streets, have no kind of formal boxing training, live in a poverty of the worst kind imaginable and in some cases even witness genocide then you are either one of two things.
Easily impressed OR a Floyd jizz drinker supreme. If it's the latter then welcome you should fit right in with the latest recruits
Those who lived in the streets, have had nothing but informal boxing training, grew up in extreme poverty has all the advantage of “motivation.”
They thirst for money, and so they have a lot in terms of motivation -- from a psychological standpoint that is. So it’s not so difficult for such people to “strive” in life. They wake up every morning motivated.
BUT for a kid who lived in comparative luxury, what is there to wake up for everyday, other than to breathe just for the sake of breathing? Obviously money wasn’t the issue. Life’s good and all. So there is immense disadvantage in terms of being motivated. And yet Floyd is the greatest of all in his profession.
You ask why he is so great. It’s all inborn. It’s IN HIM. Boxing is his second nature since birth. He’s the one truly doing it FOR THE SPORT. Not so he could get out of poverty (like Ortiz/Pacquiao…).
With guys like Ortiz or Pacquiao there is always the “hidden agenda” of wanting to box only to get out of poverty. It’s not for the sport anymore. These guys they don’t do it for the sport anymore.
But with Floyd you don’t get any hidden agenda like that. He’s always been honest that he loves luxury and earns his money from boxing. But he doesn’t have any hidden agenda of using the sport (or rather, TAKING ADVANTAGE of the sport and its fans) just so to get rich quick and escape from poverty.