“They looked at my house and said it had to be torn down because it wasn’t safe for people to walk on like it was going to fall down any minute. It was crazy how the whole side that they were worried about, it took them 15 minutes with a bulldozer just to move it. And it wouldn’t even move. Man that is crazy. It was like boxing to me at first. How do you take a punch? They thought the first time he was so weak that he would go down. The first punch didn’t do anything but tear his shirt off. The critics said ‘we need to know if the big house won the fight.’ I think it won. I really do.
I’ve been through some heart breaking things in my boxing career, not knowing that boxing was in my heart. You go through stuff. It was a beautiful house and it will always stay in my heart forever. So you know, the house will never die. I am real sorry that my kids didn’t see it though because it inspired a lot of people. I wanted to share that with my kids. I am not going to let this get me down. I’m thinking now, I am going to surprise Danielle with a new boat or tree house.”
Boxer Bob (former resident, builder, boxer)