Childhood Heroes: "Muhammad Ali, Sylvester Stallone. I started boxing about two months before Rocky came out (age seven). It was real inspirational to me."

Hobbies/Interests: "Fishing, hunting, time with family."

All-Time Favorite Fight: "Leonard-Hagler."

All-Time Favorite Movies: "Rocky, Goodfellas, Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory - when I was young."

All-Time Favorite TV Shows: "America's Funniest Home Videos, Gilligan's Island."

Favorite Boxers Today: "Julio Cesar Chavez. He's just incredible to watch, he never makes a mistake. I'm looking forward to him fighting Whitaker. Oscar De La Hoya. He's on his way to be one of the greats."

Nicknames: "Tom-Bomb (as a kid), Duke, Tommy Gunn."

First Car: "73 white Chevy Monte Carlo."

Favorite Meal: "Chinese."

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: "Crunch Berries."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Chocolate chip."

Greatest Sports Moment: "Fighting James 'Quick' Tillis. We stepped up in competition. I stopped him in the first round. I knew it was a major step for us."

Music I Enjoy: "All kinds. Depends on the mood. Country western. Elvis - my all time hero. I even have a tattoo of Elvis on my butt - with boxing gloves around his neck. It looks pretty cool."

Closest Friends In Boxing: "Ray Leonard. Spent some time with him. I've learned a lot from him. Johnny Duke (trainer)."

Funniest Boxers I've Encountered: "Mitch Green. Wimpy Halstead. He's the craziest. He has a habit of beating up hotel rooms, throwing chairs into walls."

Favorite Vacation Spots: "Bahamas. Padre Island in south Texas."

Favorite Non-Boxing Sport To Watch: "Hockey." To Play: "Basketball."

Best Books I've Read: "Goombata. The Elvis Files."

Most Treasured Possession: "My son Trey."

Favorite Hollywood Personalities: "Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone. I've met them both and they're really down to earth."

Pet: Dog, Stay. He was a real confused puppy."

Interesting Fact: "The last five generations on my dad's side of the family were all fighters."