Naked True de Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson no solo golpea cráneos e hígados como un matarife antes de navidades, también muerde orejas, también muerde lo más íntimo de los hombres en su libro Naked True. Precioso. Para mí esclarecedor como una de sus ostias. Me quedo con algunas frases del cacho que leí tiempo ha.

+ Sobre los hombres +

~ You think you know the difference between a hero and a coward, Mike? Well, there is no difference between a hero and a coward in what they feel. It’s what they do that makes them different~

~ Fatigue in the ring is ninety percent psychological. It’s just the excuse of a man who wants to quit~

~ Money means security, and to me security means death, so I never cared about money. To me all the things that I value I couldn’t buy for money~

~ I was never impressed with money. Too many of the wrong people have a lot of money so the association is not good. The truth was, I wasn’t careless about money. I gave money to people in trouble. I don’t consider that wasting it~

~ I bet you if you try, you could win an Oscar. You’d be just as good an actor as you’d be a boxer. You want to be a race-car driver? I bet you’d be the best race-car driver in the world; you’re smarter and tougher than those guys. You could conquer any world. Don’t use that word ‘can’t.’ You can’t say ‘can’t~

~ Cayton and Jacobs wanted me to be friendly with everybody, sociable, but I knew a man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself~

~ I read books by Oscar Wilde, Charles Darwin, Machiavelli, Tolstoy, Dumas, and Adam Smith. I read a book about Alexander the Great. I loved history. By reading history, I learned about human nature. I learned the hearts of men.~

+ Sobre el boxeo +

~ Cus thought that fighters got hit by right hands because they were stationary and had their gloves too low~

~ He had me on the move constantly, sideways and then forward, sideways and forward~

~ Cus believed that you got the maximum effect from your punches when you made two punches sound like one~

+ Bonus track +

No recuerdo haber leido esta frase en el libro, sin embargo Tyson se la dijo a un reportero antes de su pelean contra Evander Holyfield y es sencilla y brillante como una finta y un cruzado al maxilar: "Todo el mundo tiene un plan hasta que le dan la primera hostia".

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