and Chalky Wright won titles with no legs," adds Futch, who is training
Arguello again. "You can compensate with experience and tactics. I'll
monitor it more closely—I'll stop a fight quick if I have to."
"After I retired, deep down I think I wanted disaster. I didn't gain
control of my life until I lost everything. I've learned my lesson.
"I won't let
what happened to other boxers coming back happen to me. I know how to work
hard. I've shown too much class." He tenses all 10 fingers and strikes his
chest, the thump resounding as from a barrelful of wine. "I'm not like
Ali," he says. "I'm different."
day, two months before his first comeback fight and a few hours after his
morning run, feeling flooded Arguello. His eyes shone with a happiness he
seemed almost afraid to share; his lips tried but could not bear to conceal
happening to me," he said.
What is it?
"No one can
understand but me."
It's...it's a feeling."
Say it in
Spanish, said his wife. Maybe she could find a way to say it in English.