"Now, when they go in and face the opponent and the bell rings, for the first time theyre facing reality, and suddenly a relative calmness comes over them. Relative. Theyre still scared but it isnt that terrible intimidating unknown thing .But the moment the blows start to be thrown, the effort to throw punches has begun, he gets calm, because now this is something hes been prepared to cope with .However, I should add that at no time does fear disappear. Its just as bad in the hundredth fight as it was in the first, except by the time he reaches a hundred fights or long before that hes developed enough discipline where he can learn to live with it, which is the object, to learn to live with it "
~ Cus D'AmatoClick here for more quotes