And no-one is more surprised than he is...
Heavy Weight Champion for about a month. Shattered knee took him out of the game. If you followed boxing, you may have heard of him.
Before and after his career, he fought in more, private rings. Bare knuckle, dirty floors. Cheering rich folk. Occasionally he still does it, when he needs the money bad enough.
Just to know he's alive. To feel the thrill of power rushing through is veins. If you're a dealer or a junkie, you might have seen him around.
If you're from the swamps of Georgia, you might have seen him fight in private clubs for the entertainment of Kindred.