Michael Bentt

Name: Michael Bentt

    WBO Heavyweight Champion 1993 Oct 29 – 1994 Mar 19
    • Defeated Tommy Morrison (TKO 1).
    • Defeated Mark Wills (W 10).
    • Amateur Record: 148-8.
    • Four-Time New York Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion -- 1984, 1985, 1986 & 1988.
    • Three-Time Amateur Heavyweight Champion -- 1984, 1986, and 1987.
    • Bentt won the right to fight on the Jamaican Olympic boxing team but refused when told he would have to give up his U. S. citizenship.
    • After retiring, Bentt became an actor. He portrayed Sonny Liston in the movie "Ali".
    • won 11 (KO 6) + lost 2 (KO 2) + drawn 0 = 13 rounds boxed 54 : KO% 46.15
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bentt

Favorite Book: "A Neutral Corner" by A. J. Liebling

"My favorite book? Easy--"A Neutral Corner" by A. J. Liebling. It changed my life. He wrote about fighters and understood them. He understood me. Unlike many journalists who see fighters as one-dimentional monsters, Liebling saw fighters as they are--three-dimentional people who laugh, cry, pity, have flaws and are sometimes heroic. After I retired from the ring, I re-read "A Neutral Corner" and appreciated it even more. The man paints with his words."

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