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Boxer's Words to Live By: 'Fear Is Unnecessary'

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Every day is great — it's a day extra.

 

Fighting is all I ever knew. I started out at seven, fighting in the street, fighting to give a few bucks to my father to help pay the rent. You fight to get what you want.

 

I told the producer that I wanted to play myself in the movie. Raging Bull. The producer said, "Jake, you're not the type." Good thing there's a Robert De Niro.

 

Most people aren't good or bad. They're naive.

 

I was able to convince my body that I could take it and nobody could hurt me. I might've gotten cut, stitches over my eyes. Broken nose. Broken hands. But I never really got hurt.

 

I fought Sugar Ray Robinson so many times, it's a wonder I don't have...

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