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Biofile Cassius Chaney Interview

Status: Heavyweight contender with a 21-0 (14 KOs) record. Holds the WBC USNBC Silver Heavyweight title since 2019 (KO 3 Nick Jones). Next fight is December 2 in NYC against 16-0 George Arias at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Ht: 6-6 Wt: 250

DOB: June 7, 1987 In: Baltimore, MD

First memory of boxing: Meeting Joe Frazier as a kid. 

Boxing inspirations: Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis, Bernard Hopkins. 

Hobbies/interests: Watching old fights and helping people especially the youth.  

First famous boxer you met or encountered: I met Joe Frazier when I was a kid at the park when I was eight… he wasn’t to thrilled that my dad named me Cassius. 

Last book read: Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx.

Nicknames: Cash, CashMoney, C. O. G., CeCe.

Greatest moment of your career so far: I would say knocking Joel Caudle out of the ring (in 2019). 

Most painful moment so far: Losing to Jermaine Franklin in the amateurs (2014).

Worst injury from boxing: Tore labrum in left shoulder. 

Funny boxing memory: When I first met Andre Ward at the National USA tournament and we kept looking at one another in the eyes until he asked me to come over. I’m sure he thought I was weird [laughs].

Funniest boxers encountered: Carlos Negron, Demond Nicholson, and Luis Oritz.

Embarrassing career memory: None.

Favorite boxers to watch: Muhammad Ali and Lennox Lewis. 

Favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla [laughs].

Favorite artists: R&B artists.

Favorite fights: Ali vs Frazier – 1-3, Ali vs Foreman, Lewis vs Mercer and Crawford vs Porter.

Favorite sport outside boxing: Tennis and basketball.

Strangest fight or opponent: Jon Bolden (won by unanimous decision in 2017 in Uncasville, CT).

Why do you love boxing: I love the feeling of being able to be the top dog. 

Which fight did you feel as your best performance:  My performance against Caudle because he had never been stopped. 

People qualities most admired: Integrity, honesty and humility. 

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