Change it to someone with there head on straight.
That's right! I'm old enough to remember a time when there were professional athletes who lived cleaned lives and you didn't hear them talking a bunch of trash and using very vulgar language.
Back when I was a youngster and had first took up boxing at age 9 at the gym which was around the very late 1950s. I think it may had been either in 1959 or 1960. I had never personally known a fighter or fight trainer back then that didn't encourage youngsters to live a clean.
I believe that it was this influence on my life back then at that time when I first was getting started in boxing that served to put me on the right path in life and to be the kind of person who would always want to do the right thing, or to do what's right. Looking back on my life now I'm very thankful for those positve influences in my life both in those days.
Someone has said the saddest thing in life is wasted talent,
and the choices you make shape you life forever.
If your going to look up to somebody?
Look up to somebody who is somebody who is really worth looking up to and not some bum, or low life person.
It disturbs me to see youngsters to practically idolize some guys who are bums, and low life's.
I'll tell you a the first name that comes to mind when I think of a fighter who was a world champion and that in my day boxing when I was a kid and had first starting boxing that I greatly admired. It was Floyd Patterson.
I had use to like to read a lot of boxing magazines in those days and I can remember cutting out Floyd Patterson's picture out of boxing magazines in those days and I'm say to myself. "I want to be like this guy!"
Floyd Patterson was a real clean guy, and a good man, and a really good fighter. He wasn't as great a fighter as Joe Louis or say Jack Dempsey, but still he was a really good fighter and a world champion and the kind of guy worth looking up to and a positive influence on youngsters.