Fighting talk

Never one to shrink from a challenge, former boxer Michael Watson is now an after-dinner speaker. He discusses his aims with Jeremy King

RSVP You're new to the corporate speaker circuit, but you must have reams of stories from your titanic bouts with the likes of fellow boxing legends Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank, and inspiring tales from your fight back from a coma and being wheelchair bound, to completing the London Marathon.
Michael Watson I just love talking and helping the needy so I'm more than happy to pass on my life experiences from the boxing ring and my fight with life itself.

RSVP During your time as a premier middleweight boxer you must have experienced the finest corporate hospitality available, from Vegas glitterati to five-star accommodation and complimentary food and drink. Which country throws the best parties?
Watson It would have to be America, where I experienced some of the best hospitality ever. I fought a lot of Americans and won, which meant that the US fans really loved me and showed me a great time whenever I was there.

RSVP What is the crucial element to making the perfect party?
Watson People coming together and talking about how to make the world a better place.


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