The thing is, Charles Farrell writes on, no matter how much of an original thinker you are, no matter how much you stand outside the system, if enough people start listening to you, you’re going to wind up being co-opted by the very system you stood apart from and railed against.

There is some bullshit in every old fighter. From Sam Langford to Archie Moore to Joe Brown to Muhammad Ali to George Foreman to Roberto Duran to Hector Camacho to Bernard Hopkins; it doesn’t matter. The dangerous opponent for them isn’t necessarily the best fighter. It’s the one who doesn’t buy the bullshit: