Now, he's opening up even more what that tragic event meant for him, his future, his health, and his happiness.
“I was insane. I had this rage – but that’s what made me a great fighter. I wanted people who got in the ring with me to think they were dealing with a savage. I wanted them to show me respect. I was a pig then. A pig. After Exodus’s death I knew I needed to do something positive and not sit there full of anger. I stopped drinking and for six months I only ate tomato and basil soup and water. I lost over 100lb and I haven’t had meat since. I don’t want anything in me that’s going to enrage me — no processed food, no meat. It’s much harder to be a good man than a great boxer. I needed to be a good man and a good father.”
While we're sure you'd much rather have your daughter with you still, we can't help but think that some things have had a very positive result from something so sad.
We're proud of how much you've changed, Mike!
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