yeah he's a cool guy.right before my fight,i had a superheavyweight who was fighting at the ikf nationals.i couldn't be there so he went alone.my friend who got me the fight in milwaukee was friends with duke. i knew duke was going to be at the nationals so i asked my friend if he would ask duke to corner my fighter at the nationals.
duke had a busy schedule with his own fighters but helped my guy out anyways.it was his first fight,in a place he'd never been to,in a situation he wasn't use to,and nervous.having a world class fighter and trainer in your corner under those situations isn't a bad thing.
heres a funny story. the fighter i was telling you about kept telling me in jest for months before the fight that he was going to go there and end up facing ivan drago from the rocky movie.
sonofbitch if he didn't draw a russian,who was ex military named leo pavlushkin.big sonofabitch.270-280.not ripped but solid.how could you be more unlucky,all the other bullshit and your worst nightmare.
our fights were right after 9/11.it was a pretty emotional time out there.