Brad Pitt aiming for heavyweight boxing gold at Beijing!August 8th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A 182cm, 90kg heavyweight boxer preparing for the Beijing Olympic Games shares his name with a Hollywood celebrity, who knocks down ladies every time they hear his name Brad Pitt.
“Mate, I”ve been living with that other bloke’’s name for years, it doesn”t worry me at all,”” British tabloid The Sun quoted him as saying, as he pounded the heavy bag at the Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing.
He has even refused to change his name even after many people suggested him of dropping his popular name, and calling himself Bradley to avoid those eager glances at airport check-ins.
“No way, I”ve always been Brad,”” said Pitt.
This resident of Sorrento , Victoria , took up boxing after a promising AFL career was cut short by a knee injury.
He has revealed that he has been training day and night for 10 years to get to the Olympics.
“I never wanted to go professional for the money, I just wanted to get to the Olympics, so for the past three years I”ve pretty much been doing this full time without working,”” he said.
“This is probably my shot at a medal and afterwards I”ll go home to Sorrento , maybe open a gym,”” he added.
Surprisingly, Pitt knows off by heart the lines uttered by his namesake in Fight Club.
“The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club,”” he recited.
“This is my first acting gig, how was I?”” he asked with a grin. (ANI)
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