“I have a fight desire, and that is for me to exit victoriously with my opponent and I lacking permanent injury.”—Edward Latimore
For years boxing trainers have said the sport is “80% mental & 20% physical”. If that is indeed the case, then undefeated heavyweight prospect Ed Latimore, 13-0, 7 KO’s has a bright future hitting 100%. On September 23rd, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma Latimore gets his first shot at worldwide exposure when he faces another undefeated heavyweight prospect Trey Lippe Morrison, 11-0, 11 KO’s on Shobox, in a scheduled six round bout.
Latimore sat down in between training to talk about the upcoming fight and much more…
BB: On September 23rd, on Shobox, you face undefeated Trey Lippe Morrison in a televised six round heavyweight bout. How has training been going for this fight and what do you know about your opponent?
Training has been a grueling journey of self-development and personal discovery. A fight on Showtime against an undefeated opponent with a name is the opportunity that all fighters look for. They say luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Well, this is the opportunity and so I prepare dutifully. I know that my opponent is a former division 1 football player so he will possess formidable athleticism, fantastic punching power and an indomitable fighting spirit. These are exciting challenges to face and I look forward to them.
BB: You are coming to Morrison’s backyard. Does this put added pressure on you?
There is no added pressure, as the location of the fight does not modify his or my abilities. It is merely a place. Hopefully we don’t have to deal with the acts of God this region is known for, particularly earthquakes and tornadoes. Beyond geological or meteorological events, I have not thought much about the time or place of the fight.
BB: Do you have a fight prediction?
I have a fight desire, and that is for me to exit victoriously with my opponent and I lacking permanent injury. The only prediction I can confidently make is that this fight is going to be spectacularly entertaining.
Let’s give the readers a 180 of you…
BB: Favorite movie?
Man on Fire. Every major masculine theme is covered in that movie, plus is Denzel Washington being a genuine bad ass. You can’t go wrong there.
BB: Favorite actor?
Favorite actor is a toss up. Edward Norton or Will Smith. I give Smith the edge because his acting is marginally more engrossing, but this is most likely a bi-product of the roles he’s built his career on. That and Bad Boys 2 might be my favorite comedy ever.
BB: Favorite actress?
Cate Blanchett. I’m just a fan of everything she does and the movies she plays in.
BB: Favorite singer?
Nina Simone. They simply don’t make voices like that anymore.
BB: Favorite Football Team?
Favorite football team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the post free agency era, it only makes sense to root for my home team!
BB: Favorite food? (When you’re not in training for a fight)
Green olives or sushi. Fortunately, both of those are more or less alright during training
BB: Sound or noise you love to hear the most?
Rain. I lived in Los Angeles for 2 years as part of All-American Heavyweights and the lack of rain sounds bothered me more than I thought they would!
BB: Least favorite sound you like to hear?
I hate the sound that silverware makes when it scratches on plates. It actually makes me feel nearly immobilized.
BB: If you could meet one person from any time in history, who would you like to meet and what would your first question be for them?
Jesus and I’d ask him if there was a faster or better way to unite people behind love and cooperation? Humanity is doing a terrible job at this “Love thy neighbor” thing and I’d want to know if he had any suggestions to improve our track record.
BB: Finally, what is the saying you live your life by?
“Your good habits will automatically protect you from other people’s bad habits.”
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