"I called out names my whole career and it never got me anywhere. At this point...SHOW ME THE MONEY!"
thehype: Boxingtalk would like to welcome Zahir Raheem to tonight's T.N.T. chat sessionZAHIR_RAHEEM: Sup Everybody
eze: Raheem you brought us a great fight last saturday, do you feel you should be taking on Manny instead of Eric? And who do you want to fight? The winner of Castillo/Coralles? I wish you the best of luck with your career.ZAHIR_RAHEEM: It doesn’t really mattter if I take on Manny because Morales beat Manny. I dont want to fight the loser, I want to fight the winner. Well of course I would like to fight the winner of Corrales-Casttilo II
nardfan: What up Raheem.Big ups on the upset.Did you ever see in any of Morales fights that he was not a complete fighter?ZAHIR_RAHEEM: Thanks for the loveZAHIR_RAHEEM: No I never realy paid him that much attention. I just knew that I was a complete fighter.
Byrdlover: who are your favorite past/current boxers and are you single? ;)ZAHIR_RAHEEM: WOW... Wow, that is a tough one. Wow. My favorite fighter in the past is probably Joe Louis or Pernell Whitaker. Present I don’t really know. And yes I am single
Antonio00: Zahir - What kind of role did Jeff Mayweather play in your career ? I heard he helped you out after the olympics .ZAHIR_RAHEEM: You mean Roger. I didn’t train with Jeff. I worked with Roger after the Oympics and I learned a lot from Roger
loco206: what age did u begin boxing and what attracted u 2 it?ZAHIR_RAHEEM: Ten, I watched a fight with Ali
deeman1: you think you woulda got that shot at morales if u didn't get robbed with juarez???congrats by the wayZAHIR_RAHEEM: No I don’t. I don’t think I would have. I think the Juarez fight played a significant role in getting the Morales fight. That was the only positive thing that came from that lossZAHIR_RAHEEM: Thanks for your support
handsomepat311: Raheem/Corrales March 06' What's the outcome?ZAHIR_RAHEEM: Raheem, 9th Round TKO
awesomeald: I did an interview with Peter Manfredo Jr, he said that there are a lot of great fighters that don't get a shot and don't get publicity. Do you feel that you were one of them fighters that has gotten that oppurtunity and took full advantage of it.
awesomeald: What has life been like for you after this fight a lot of interviews a lot of calls ?ZAHIR_RAHEEM: Oh absolutely and it is not over. That was only a small piece ya'll got. There is a lot more of me to come. Lots of calls, but I will be able to tell you about how I am living after my next fight. It is about looking good consistently and staying on top
abrown: I don't have a question... I'd just like to give some congrats to the Z-man! I used to follow your career quite a bit a few years ago, and I was wondering if you were ever going to make your mark. Best of luck in the future and keep punching m'man.ZAHIR_RAHEEM: Thank you very much. It is fans like you that keep me going strong. I appreciate the support
naqvu: Hey Zahir its good to see you get your just due-i was wondering has it sunk in yet that u beat a legend and beat him easily-are u worried people might be scared to fight u? and your name is Zahir r u muslim? i am a huge fan and wish u the best mateZAHIR_RAHEEM: It hasn’t really sunken in. You have to realize he started his career at the same time. He moveed his carrer alot quicker and accomplished more. I accomplished more as an amateur. But never once will I take anything away from him. He is a truely a legend and I respect all he has done as a fighter
warrior: Who did you spar with to get you ready for a major fight like this was for youZAHIR_RAHEEM: It was about four or five guys. One of the guys was Rolando Reyes from CA. The rest I don’t really know their names
Napolean2626: Sup King Raheem! Great boxing display last Sat. Are you going after a beltholder next or are you going to stay busy while waiting for a Morales rematch? Anything u want us to tell Chico next?ZAHIR_RAHEEM: I have my site on just fighting. I don’t have any eyes set on Barrera, Manny, Morales, Corrales, or Castillo. I don’t know. Just what ever fight makes sense.
Praise_Him: Yo Zahir much props on your victory.....God Bless u brother.....I guess I would like to know if u have an idea of when u'll be back in the ring, will it be a tune up or a bigger fight? has hbo shown intrest in you know that u beat morales? again God bless!
Praise_Him: get rid of the mustache brother.....3 muskateers!
Praise_Him: holla though!ZAHIR_RAHEEM: I don’t know how HBO feels. They haven’t given me a date yet. I will wait until I sit at the round table to get a better idea of what is really going on
paul_bedi: Were you hurt in the 11th when your glove touched the canvasZAHIR_RAHEEM: No, not at all. I was slipping all night from the paint in the ring. If I was hurt I would have taken a knee. I am a veteran and a smart fighter and wouldn’t want a bad situation on my hands
sean: will youy next fight be a title fight at 135 or 140ZAHIR_RAHEEM: 130lbs
TimHocking: Z, congrats on your masterful performance vs Erik. In the pre-fight Manny, your former trainer, said that you lacked heart at times. What has allowed you to rededicate yourself to the sport? Its all love, baby.ZAHIR_RAHEEM: I can’t agree that I lack heart. I just don’t agree
cesar: Huge respect for your big win Zahir. What's next for you. Are you looking to stay at 135 and fight Juan Diaz for the belt or quality to 10 fight.ZAHIR_RAHEEM: I will be fighting at 130lbs
whiskey: if you could fight anyone of your choice next who would it be?ZAHIR_RAHEEM: Whoever is going to bring me the biggest payday. At this point, the name doesn’t matter anymore. Just show me the money. I called out names my whole career and it never got me anywhere. At this point...SHOW ME THE MONEY!
thehype: Boxingtalk would like to thank Zahir Raheem for taking time out to chat with us tonightZAHIR_RAHEEM: Peace