THAD SPENCER: 1943-2013

****

“I turned pro when I was still 17. Sid Flaherty gave me $2,000 and a 1956 Mercury. It was yellow and black. I had it lowered, and it had flippers on it. The $2,000 was all in $5 bills. It looked like all the money in the world to me. ¶ Playing around was always part of my life. I started trying cocaine when I was about 18. After the Terrell fight, the party started. All the lights came on. For six months ’til the Quarry fight, I didn’t train. They kept postponing the fight, ’cause they knew the longer they put it off, the more I would party. Boy, were they right.”

Thad Spencer to The Oregonian, 1994

****

****


Tags: Thad Spencer

comments powered by Disqus