Melvin Dennis was known as one of the toughest boxers in the world in his time and he is currently one of the most knowledgeable coaches in the world today. Well versed and schooled in the science and art of boxing as well as the business of boxing, Mr. Dennis is a virtual living encyclopedia in the sweet science.
In an exclusive Clutch City Boxing interview, he shared his opinion on the the difference between fighters in his day and most fighters in the current world of boxing.
” The biggest difference is, in boxing nowadays, everybody is trying to jockey for a win for their fighters. They don’t wanna fight the best, they don’t wanna fight ones that are in their league, they wanna fight guys with one leg, one arm. They wanna fight easy fights, but then when it comes to the tough fights, they can’t win them because they don’t have the experience. In my day we didn’t skip over anybody, we fought any and everybody, no matter how good or how bad they were, we fought them, that’s what it was all about.
My trainer and my manager, they had the confidence in me, to put me in any fight. They would come to me and say, “What you think about it?” and I would say, ” I’m ready” and they knew I was ready, so we took em, and we fought em.
A lot of the fights I had I didn’t get the decision, especially overseas. I beat a lot of guys overseas, in different places and other states, I didn’t get the decision but I won the fight”
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Awesome interview Lou, always enjoy your stories and knowledge in the sweet science, keep up the good work!
Thank you brother!