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."