Motivational Presentation: An Olympic Dream that Changed the World
“The story of an American Prize Fighter who went to Iraq to kill bugs and built an Olympic team instead.”
Termite’s Iraq speech begins and ends with a message of overcoming obstacles.
From the age of 10 years old his passion was to be a champion. He realized that dream many times over by becoming our Nation’s first 16 year old Golden Gloves Champion (with an amateur record of 128 wins and 10 losses), by becoming a professional boxer (with a record of 58 wins, 5 losses, 2 draws, and 48 knock-outs), and by concluding his career with a fight for the coveted world title! After his legendary career he was asked to go to Iraq and use his pest control skills to rid our US military camps of bugs, scorpions, and snakes. Through a series of events he was soon asked to coach and qualify the Iraqi boxing team for the 2004 Olympics.
He inspired the world and will inspire you as well, with his story of incredible perseverance overcoming daunting obstacles as he helped Iraq reach their Olympic dreams!