Sammy Hagar Recalls How His Boxing Career Ended
Former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar recently talked about how he used to do boxing. He told how his mother pulled him away from the sports, which he replaced with music, and shared the interview on his Twitter account.
The Red Rocker is one of the most famous rock stars in the rock and roll world. With his ventures with Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, and solo, he became one of the most known and referenced musicians in rock. The singer also has a lot of hidden gems and had initiated a business career after buying a restaurant in Cabo, Mexico.
He also released his tequila brand and showed his determination in being able to create whatever he puts in his head. However, no matter which type of business he proceeded with, he always stayed intact with music and carried it around. Hence his love for music began when he gave up one of the things he used to do passionately.
When he was young, he boxed like his father used to support the family financially. However, his mother banned him from the sport. His father used to go out there and knock people out for money, which was not something his mother approved of as a way of living. Eventually, his mother bought him a guitar to replace boxing, and that’s how his career began.
Hagar’s story follows:
“My mom saw me filling out the papers. She started crying. She said, ‘You’re not going to do that. Look what it did to your father.’ I threw the papers in the trash, and that was the ending of my boxing career. So that was an important moment because I gave up on one dream. I was lost for a while, but then I started getting into music. My mom bought me that guitar for $29.99. That guitar changed my life. My mom made payments. At $29.99, my mom had to make payments. That’s how poor we were.”
You can see the tweet below.
In the newest episode of @RandallKaplan's podcast, In Search Of Excellence, Sammy talks about his experience with poverty as a child turned into a great motivator for success. Stream here: https://t.co/gUSkdgQ3BE pic.twitter.com/UfjZwiOhDd
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) April 12, 2022