By Scoop Malinowski
First memory of boxing: Watching Sugar Ray Leonard fight as a kid. Boxing inspirations: My family. Hobbies/interests: Golf, bowling, basketball, football, reading, Animal Planet. First job: Delivering newspapers, paperboy. Current car: 2008 Cadillac SRX. First famous boxer you met or encountered: Sugar Ray Leonard at the first season tryouts for The Contender in Washington DC. Favorite ice cream flavor: Butter pecan. Greatest sports moment: Walking out the tunnel for the first championship fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Most painful moment: Losing the first fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Favorite boxers to watch: Sugar Ray Leonard, Ali, George Foreman, Diego Corrales, Micky Ward, Arturo Gatti, Floyd Mayweather, Lamont Petersen. Funny boxing memory: Hearing my wife yell at any match ‘Hit’em baby!!!’ I’m thinking: What do you think I’m trying to do [smiles]. Strangest fight or opponent: Scott Jones was one of the toughest guys. To look at him you wouldn’t think he was that tough. If you like an article, add track cell phone from computer a star to favorite it. He was known as ‘The Fighting Mailman’, he had a losing record. I think this was my fourth of fifth fight. Embarrassing boxing memory: I don’t get embarrassed. Last book read: Ring Magazine. Why do you love boxing: Helps to take care of my family, provide for my family. Toughest opponent: Wladimir Klitschko, he is well-disciplined. Funniest boxers you’ve encountered: Myself [smiles]. Favorite sport outside of boxing: Football, basketball, golf. Three athletes you like to watch & follow: My son Charles Thompson. Tiger Woods, and RG3. Childhood dream(s): To be the left defensive end for the Washington Redskins. Pre-fight feeling/mindset: Excitement. Mindset is: I’m the best in the ring and I can’t be beat. Hardest puncher you faced: Wladimir Klitschko. Last vacation: Dominican Republic two years ago. People qualities most admired: Loyalty, honesty, Individuality. DOB: October 18, 1971 (age 44), in Washington, D. C. http://gty. im/173082279.
Tony Thompson Biofile Interview