Retired Former World Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion Paul Vaden ("The Ultimate") has never hesitated to "Answer the Bell" whether in the boxing ring facing an opponent or in the larger arena facing life's challenges. Now trademarked as the Paul Vaden brand for his motivational seminars and corporate wellness programs, "Answer the Bell" is a fitting title for The Champ's first book.
Answer the Bell is a first-hand account of Vaden's meteoric rise from the streets of San Diego and the Jackie Robinson YMCA to Las Vegas's MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and the memorable 1995 Pettway-Vaden match when Vaden captured the world junior middleweight title with a TKO in the 12th round.
During the years of rigorous training, Vaden discovered a boxing career involved much more than developing well-honed skills, perfect timing and expert footwork. Vaden has taken all the skill sets learned in the boxing ring and adapted them to serve as motivational tools for helping others live, walk and breathe with the mindset of a champion, regardless of their challenges.
Vaden's "Answer the Bell" program gives people specific recipes for managing stress and maintaining a balanced lifestyle.
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As a boxing fan and boxing writer, the story of Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden achieving his goal to become a world champion is a great story. What really makes the story though, is his journey to get there. When the odds were stacked up against him, even at a young age, Vaden found a way to succeed by hard work and dedication, but that's just a part of the story of Paul Vaden. In his adult life he faced more adversity than most people would face in a lifetime. Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden faced his demons and fears, picked himself up and figured out a way to turn his life around in a positive way. When I had the chance to interview Paul a few month's ago, Answer the Bell had not yet been released. I knew he was writing a book about his life and I had followed his story in the news over the years. I met Vaden in San Diego for lunch, to be honest, I knew he faced numerous tragic events in his life, but I was more interested in his career as a fighter. As we had lunch, Vaden opened up about his life and was brutally honest, I had no idea he had gone through so much, as he continued to explain, I found myself captivated by his story and soon forgot that he was even a world champion boxer. The story of Paul "The Ultimate" Vaden is the story of how one can overcome anything if you are willing to put in the dedication and work. The book gives hope, and is proof that anything can be achieved, the book is a book that you will read more than once and can refer upon when you face difficulty in your life. Ron Valderrama Boxing Writer Radio Show Host