Teddy Atlas, Corner Speech To Michael Moorer During His Fight With Evander Holyfield

"You go in there and you start backing this guy up and you start doing what we trained to do. Otherwise don't come back to this fucking corner! Do you hear me?…You're lying to yourself, because you're going to cry tomorrow. You're lying to yourself and I'd be lying to you if I let you get away with that…There comes a time in a man's life when he makes a decision to just live, survive, or he wants to win. You're doing just enough to keep him off of you and hope he leaves you alone…You're satisfied just to do enough to keep him off you. You can't do that now. In this world, we can't do that all the time."


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