8. ‘’To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.’’ Cus D’Amato.
Cus D’Amato was responsible for creating one of the hardest men in the world; ‘’Iron’’ Mike Tyson. As his guardian and manager, he honed Mike’s skills teaching him life lessons on the mental aspect of fighting along the way. “Fighting is 90% mental and 10% physical’’. You must have heard that one. Sure these days you have trainers like Freddie Roach becoming house-hold names, training Hollywood actors and what not, but Cus was cut from a different cloth – he was the godfather of boxing.