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The Mentor

Photograph By Allsport Hulton/Archive/Getty Images

Trainer Cus D'Amato in February 1963, during his crusade to rid boxing of gangster connections. "Cus told me as a young kid -- he said, 'Mike, you won a couple of amateur fights, people watch you, and people like you. They love you. If you don't win and don't do good, they are not going to like you no more."