08.12.06 - “I would like to take this time and thank all my fans for there wonderful support which has spanned for over five decades. It seems like yesterday that I stepped into the ring for the very first time and who would’ve thought I would have the longevity in my career that I did. So many great memories from Buchanan, Leonard, Moore, Barkley, and so many more! To my fans around the would, I look forward in seeing you in Canastota, NY for this joyous occasion. This is truly the greatest honor an athlete can receive for all his accomplishments, no one can ever take this away!” ..
Article posted on 09.12.2006
“I now embark in the second stage of my career as a Promoter, with DRL Promotions. We will provide all the boxing fans around the world with excitement and determination in our shows as I did in the ring!” - “Hands of Stone”, compiled a record of 103-16 with 70 knockouts, and won World Titles in four different divisions: Lightweight (1972-1979), Welterweight (1980), Jr. Middleweight (1983), and Middleweight (1989-1990).