The power of the Cus D’amato and Mike Tyson story is incredible and one that I think we can all benefit from, regardless of your feelings towards the sport of boxing. What is really highlighted for me in this story is the just how belief and encouragement can make all the difference in someone’s life. Our words and encouragement can really be the impetus that uncovers a greatness that is held deep within all of us.
A boy comes to me with a spark of intensity, I feed that spark and it becomes a flame. I feed that flame and it becomes a fire. I feed that fire and it becomes a roaring blaze. – Cus D’amato