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Frank Bruno

Bruno (left) with Errol Christie
Statistics
Real name Franklin Roy Bruno
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Reach 82 in (208 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1961-11-16) 16 November 1961 (age 55)
Hammersmith, London,
England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 45
Wins 40
Wins by KO 38
Losses 5

When I came into boxing, I brought it to the next level with adverts and doing pantomime and people just got jealous of me doing that.
Frank Bruno
I ain't got no right to judge someone.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
Frank Bruno
People need to have compassion for others.
People take the mickey out of mental health, but it is very delicate.
Sometimes when you have bipolar you have days you are grumpy and not feeling yourself.
Frank Bruno
I speak African. I can even speak Italian.
My trainer, George Francis, used to train a lot of African boxers. They're hungry guys, man. They've got no trainers, got nothing. They're so hungry to do boxing, to make some money.
Frank Bruno
I don't normally watch myself on the telly.
Mental illness is a very powerful thing. If it is with you it is probably going to be there until the day you die. I am trying so hard to break mine, but it is not easy. It is my toughest fight ever.
Frank Bruno
I try and maintain a little bit of fitness, man.
My head has got regrets, but I haven't.
Boxing is a buzz, but I went into it to make a living. I wasn't going to go into the ring and get punched in the head for the fun of it.
Frank Bruno
I want to stay healthy, keep fit, eat well, keep a low profile and be a good dad.
Frank Bruno
I am just working on staying alive.
I still get invitations from all over Europe to speak at dinners, and it's an honour that promoters and charities can use me to create income.
Frank Bruno
If you say you've had a nervous breakdown or things aren't right mentally, people run away from you. They think you're from 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,' you know.
Frank Bruno
I like going to the gym every day.
Journalists have always written that my mum said that I punched a hole through my cot when I was three years old. I don't remember doing that, and I think it was more that I was very energetic.
Frank Bruno
There's enough pressure in life without seeking competition. That makes it double pressure.
Frank Bruno
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You've got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy.
Frank Bruno
Some people like going to the pub; I enjoy going to the gym.

Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
I'm not really a cutter-off sort of person. I'll chat to anybody.
If you're not balanced, your mind's not balanced... my fuse went.
But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy.
Frank Bruno
Sometimes your dreams come true.
If your brain's not right they have good people at the NHS to help you fix it and talk to and counselling to calm you down and to focus you.
Frank Bruno
I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman.
When you're a man you try and be macho.
I still believe in marriage.
I didn't play a great deal of sport in primary school. It was not until I went away to boarding school in Sussex that I really got into sport.
Frank Bruno