Tony Thompson's Fourth Passage

07/07/2008

Tony Thompson's Fourth Passage

The following is the 4th  entry written by Tony Thompson with regard to his daily life as he prepares and trains for his upcoming July 12 battle for the  WBO/IBF mandatory unification title challenge against the champion Wladimir Klitschko.  Presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, The HBO telecast on July 12 is live at 4:30 p.m. ET/ 1:30 p.m. PT with replay that night at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

ENTRY #4: 

Hello fellow bloggers and blog readers.  Let's see what do I have to report  for this past week and before I depart for Germany?

Well I guess I'll start right after my recent tough week of  sparring  and working which unfortunately  included  a lot of hard  right hands  from  Jameal  McCline  and  a lot of   fussing  from  my  trainers, I finally had some much needed down time.  But first  I got  a  visit  from  my  hometown  newspaper.  Honestly  folks  I didn’t  even  know they  were  paying attention not that I expected  them to kick  up  a whole  lot  of  fuss  for  ole  boy  but damn  what  took  them  so  long  anyway?  I tried  to give  my  man  something  interesting to  write  about  but  the  truth  is  folks I am pretty  boring.  Hopefully  he  can make  something  up  for  the readers  to  keep  them  happy.  Now  I  know  what  some  of  you  guys  and  gals  are  saying, Tony  you  are  funny ( not  just  funny  looking)  you’re  smart  and  a  very  snappy  dresser  and  tall and  you folks  would  be  right but  outside  of  boxing.  I’m a  overly  ordinary  person.  So  after  trying  for  most  of  the  day  to  think  of  something  witty, but  not embarrassing  to my family,  I  did the interview and finally  got   rid  of  the  guy so  that I  could  continue  on  with  my  limited  freedom now that I was  alone. 

I decided  to  go  to  the  movies (yeah how exciting), huh?  I  made  the mistake  of  going  to  see  The  Happening  and  I  spent  the  next  two  hours  trying  to  figure  out  what   the  hell  was  happening???   So  it  was  a  very  appropriate  name  if  any of  you  are  familiar  with  M.  Night  Shamilon (sic).  You  know  that  he  does  this  every  freakin  movie  leaving  you  scratching  your  head  and  wondering  what  type  of  issues   is  he  dealing  with.  But that’s  what  I  get  falling  into  the  trap  when  I  know  he  IS  going  to  piss  me  off  but  I  have  to  admit  this  to  you  folks  I’m  easily  swayed.  He  put  up  a  name  like  The Happening and  I  was  just  drawn  to  that  crap  like    heavyweights  are  drawn  to  holding (not  me ).  Anyway after  wasting  my  6 bucks  on  that  I  decided  to  sneak  away  for  some  wings.  Yeah that's right, WINGS!

I know WHAT   YOU  ALL   ARE   GOING  TO   SAY    why  sneak  Tony  you're  a  grown  ass  man.  Well  everybody  know  I  don’t  have  the  Evander  body  we  all  crave  FOR  AND  THAT  I  HAVE  BEEN  PREVIOUSLY  DISCRIMINATED  AGAINST  BY  THE  NETWORKS  AND  SO  CALLED  EXPERTS  OF  BOXING  BECAUSE   OF  MY  SLENDER  AND  NO HGH  TYPE   OF  CHEST  AND  I  HAVE  FELL  INTO  THE  HYPE  OF  TRYING  TO  GET  ME  SOME  MUSCLES  SO  I’M  STAYING  AWAY  FROM  CERTAIN  FOODS.  BUT AFTER  SEEING  THAT  MOVIE  I  FIGURED  I HAD  SUFFERED  ENOUGH  AND  I WAS  GOING  TO  HAVE  THOSE GARLIC  WINGS  WITH  RANCH, AND  OF  COURSE  I  FELT  GUILTY  SO  I  WENT  TO  RUN  AND  LIFT   TO  ELIMINATE  THE  GUILT.

I  DON’T  KNOW  WHAT  THE  HELL  I   WAS  THINKING? I  CAN  FIGHT  MY  ASS  OFF,  SO  THE  HELL  WITH  THE  BODY.  I WILL  BUY  ME  A  NEW  ONE  WHEN  I AM  CHAMP.  JUST  THINK  OF  ME  AS  THE  LEFT  HANDED  LARRY  HOLMES,  NO  NOT  IN  GREATNESS,  BUT  IN  BODY  TYPE.  OK? 

SO  AFTER ALL THAT  I  WAS  READY  FOR  SOME  GOLF.  FUNNY  THING ABOUT  ME  PLAYING  GOLF.  LET  ME  TELL   YOU  HOW  I  CAME  ABOUT  LOVING  THE  GAME.  BACK  AT  HOME I LOVE  TO  PLAY  BASKETBALL  BEFORE  SPARRING, KIND  OF  A  FUN  WARM UP  BEFORE  GETTING  BATTERED.  BUT  WHEN  A  CERTAIN  MANAGER  OF  MINE  WHO  SHALL  REMAIN  NAMELESS (NATHAN  PEAKE) FOUND  OUT  ABOUT  MY  HOBBY  HE  CURSED  AND  FUSSED  HIS  WAY  INTO ME.  NOT  BEING  ABLE  TO  FIND  A  WILLING  PARTNER  ANYMORE, NOT  EVEN  MY  COUSIN  WHO  ALSO  WILL  REMAIN  NAMELESS (ERIC  HOUSTON) WILL  PLAY  WITH  ME ANYMORE.  SO  I  HAD  TO  FIND  A  NEW  HOBBY  AND  ANOTHER  WAY  TO  WARM UP  BEFORE  PRACTICE,  SO  I  TOOK  UP  SOMETHING  A LITTLE  LESS   DESTRUCTIVE  ON  THE  BODY  YET  COMPETITIVE  AND  A  WHOLE  HELL  OF  A LOT  OF FUN.  BUT  AS  YOU  CAN  IMAGINE  I  HAVE  NOT  QUITE  MASTERED  THE  GAME  YET  SOO IT’S  JUST   BASICALLY  ME  DIGGING  UP  A  LOT  OF  GRASS  AND  DIRT  MAKING  IT   VERY  HARD  ON THE  POOR  GROUNDS   KEEPER.  BUT  WHEN  LIFE  GIVES  YOU  LEMONS   YOU  MAKE  LEMON  PIE  SO  NOW  GOLF  IS  MY  PASSION.  UNFORTUNATELY   AFTER  EATING  THOSE  WINGS,   I  FELT  A NAP COMING ON SO I QUICKLY HUSTLED  MYSELF  HOME (TOLD  YOU I WAS BORING) AND  TRIED TO WATCH A MOVIE BEFORE SLEEP TOOK OVER. HOPEFULLY  I CAN REPORT TO YOU NEXT WEEK ON MY GREATNESS  ON THE GOLF COURSE (IF I CAN STAY UP LONG ENOUGH) I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO KICKING SOME BUTT ON JULY 12 SO I CAN GO BACK TO THE DMV AND KICK SOME BUTT ON THAT GOLF  COURSE. COME JOIN ME IF YOU GET THE TIME. 

NOW ITS OFF IN MY LEAST FAVORITE TUBE, THE PLANE THAT TAKES ME TO TO WHERE I WILL KICK THAT BUTT, GERMANY.  DON'T MISS THE ACTION ON HBO AND SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT YOU'VE ALL BEEN MISSING.  SEE YOU GUYS AFTER WINNING THE TITLES.

                                                                                    - By TTT