Lou Savarese's odds of winning an Academy Award are about the same as they are of winning the heavyweight championship, which is to say, not good.
But he's going to have plenty of people who root for him to do both.
He's the rare athlete who doesn't take himself too seriously, and clearly isn't impressed by his own celebrity.
Whatever his limitations as a boxer and an actor may be, Savarese throws himself into both. He's 41 years old and hasn't beaten a serious contender in years, but not only is he talking of defeating former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in their bout on Saturday in El Paso, Texas, but he's also talking about winning the belt himself.
He speaks of how the division is watered down and how there is no dominant heavyweight and, after a while, you start to believe him despite the feeble effort he gave in a first-round knockout loss to Mike Tyson in 2000 and despite the loss to 48-year-old George Foreman in 1997.
Crazier things have happened, haven't they? TheRead More »from Role of a lifetime