If there's one guy in boxing who's never lacking an opinion to share or the energy to rant about it, it's Teddy Atlas. Love him or hate him, you gotta appreciate his passion.
“…Do you want me to fight? Huh? Do you want me to trade places with you. Do you? Listen. This guy is finished. 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 you. And hope he leaves you alone. You’re lying to yourself. You’re gonna cry tomorrow because of this. Do you want to cry tomorrow? Huh? Don’t lie to yourself. Back this guy up and fight a full round…”
— Teddy Atlas, April 1994
Scolding Michael Moorer in his corner between rounds on the night
Moorer won the Heavyweight title by decision over Evander Holyfield.
Atlas prevented Moorer from sitting on his stool during the speech!