I REALISED on Saturday night, as I celebrated with my son, that I had never before been truly happy at any point in my life. When I won the world title for the first time, the novelty wore off after 12 hours, as I realised quickly I had created a work schedule for myself by winning. Already, having that WBO title meant nothing, so from that point, up until I lost in 1995, true enjoyment and appreciation was impossible because of work – even though everyone else was enjoying it.
So when Junior won the title it was the first time I was truly happy. It wasn’t about me, it was about what my son had achieved, and I have never been happier, never been so elated, so delighted.