Liam Neeson Quit Boxing After Beaten on the Ring


Liam Neeson


When he was defeated by his opponent, the 'A-Team' star realized that he is not destined to be a fighter.

Liam Neeson quit boxing as a talented young amateur when one fighter literally rang his bell after beating him. The Irishman was well on his way to becoming a professional as a young man when one defeat made him realize he wasn't cut out to be a fighter.

He recalls, "I didn't get knocked out, but I was beat and I came out of the ring and my father was with me and he said, 'OK son, go and get changed,' and I looked at him and I thought, 'Changed... What's he talking about?' " He goes on sharing, "It was very scary and it lasted about 10 minutes. I literally didn't know if I was a human being, and I thought, 'That's it'."

But his boxing legend lives on - Neeson's "The A-Team" co-star, UFC fighter Quinton Jackson aka Rampage, was well aware of the actor's prowess in the ring. Jackson says, "My boxing trainer is from Liverpool; he's an Irishman, Mark Kenny, and he told me he used to watch him... He said he was bad; he was a bada**."

© AceShowbiz.com


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