Hear what it was like growing up in Brentwood in Long Island, NY, where the name Buddy came from, and how was he shaped as a young boy? He tells how he got started in boxing at the age of 12. He has 5 siblings, and he tells us how they helped mold him. Buddy shares his birthday with some of the best in boxing- Hear who they are! Being he is a student of the game hear the story about a book he checked out at the library more than once. This leads us to tell who we feel is the greatest pound-for-pound of all time.
Buddy turned pro while still in high school, he talks about his pro debut, how he met Al Certo, and how he had to go 3 hours one way to train and how he got there. He won the WBC Continentals America Light Welterweight Title in Miami which leads Buddy to tell a funny story about the belt. Winning the IBF Jr. Welterweight Title from Frankie Warren and how hard he had to dig to win this fight.
A sentimental moment on what winning the titles really meant to him and why he wanted to win them for his Mother. Why and when he decided to retire. What does he prefer being a fighter or a trainer? What is the difference between teaching and training, and can he say what is the toughest fight being a trainer? What does it mean to him to be mentioned with the greats such as George Benton and Eddie Futch as one of the greatest trainers?
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Buddy vs. Frankie Warren II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkydwIgW5dQ
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