It's a crazy world, so sports and athletics and music can be a form of escapism.
Just like music, sports elevates us to new levels of achievment.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Boxing combines, in perfect proportion, strength, speed, and endurance. Normally, most sports are either about one of the three: either about speed or endurance or strength. Boxing combines all three of them. It's really intense.
I went to Ohio University studying arts and history, and playing football. But I was only interested in girls, my pals and sports. I only did the minimum for school.
I played football. I wrestled. Those were team sports and I played for the school. When I was younger, I played kick the can and stuff like that. I loved that.
In U.S. sports, you tend to be pretty strictly limited by the size of your team's market. When we heard that Villa was a club here that might be available, I had a strong feeling that a team in the West Midlands could be the chance to create something very special.
It's not that I don't want a fast car. I like the speed. I'm just not the type of person who finds a sports car a sexy car.
Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.
Sports in Indonesia aren't being supported by the government. The rewards you get as a young player don't match the effort you put in. I want to be different from other athletes, if not better, and I want to make something good out of my profile and help the younger players have opportunities.
I like people who are enthused about things they do, like travel, sports, work. I like being with people who have things they're excited about.
For reasons that baffle me still, my high school sports coaches put me in the first division of the rugby, cricket, and soccer teams.