Tony Bellew: WORLD CHAMPION: ‘Everyone Told Me I Was Destined To Fail’ | E156

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Tony Bellew is a professional boxer and a former British, Commonwealth and World Champion. As well as this, he is also an actor, and the star of Creed with Sylvester Stallone, and the author of last year’s bestselling book, Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face.

In this raw, honest and emotional interview, Tony breaks down exactly why people dedicate their life to fighting, and how it’s often because they have no other choice.


00:00 Intro

01:22 What are the most pivotal moments of your childhood?

09:05 Racism & its impact on you

13:48 Your relationship with your father & his prison years

23:06 Street life & lack of role models

30:36 The death of your first trainer & his prediction of your success

37:49 Becoming a world champion

50:49 How much boxers actually make

56:24: Chimp Paradox

01:00:58 Dealing with grief & depression

01:10:53 How to deal with hard moments

01:19:36 Our last guest’s question


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