“Most of the matches I have put on were celebs with 15 minutes of fame or more. I gave them their 16th minute by stepping into the ring. I became known as the 16 minute man …”
I had the pleasure of interviewing Damon Feldman, a Professional Undefeated Boxer and Celebrity Boxing promoter.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?
I am a Jewish born native of Philadelphia, born to a boxing trainer father and a homemaker mother . My Mom was injured in accident and was a quadriplegic in wheel chair for me and my brothers whole life. I became a Professional Undefeated Boxer stopping at 9–0 and became a Celebrity Boxing promoter hooking up with Actor Danny Bonadcue. Most of the matches I have put on were celebs with 15 minutes of fame or more. I gave them their 16th minute by stepping into the ring. I became known as the 16 minute man and have a autobiography book called the 16 minute man….
Can you share the funniest or most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company
This is interesting — when I had Tonya Harding to do her 3rd Celeb boxing match with me, when we did the press conference she didn’t want to fight the drag queen as she didn’t know the drag queen was a guy….
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
Because I have my own niche where I have created a way for people who want to be famous, or people who were famous, to get a chance to get famous again and get more business by stepping into the 16 minute platform ring! They standout because people get excited about having the celebs they read about stepping into the Boxing ring.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My dad. He was my idol and i just always wanted to impress him and make him happy so i would fight for what i want. That just made me into who I am today. My mom’s injury also made me into a person who will never quit!!
Are you working on any exciting projects now?
Yes ! I’m currently working my book tour spreading the word about the 16 minute man and helping children who suffer from depression…I’m also working on getting my Bar Mitzvah, its a very important project for me.. My mom was injured and I wasnt able to get it — now I am on the mission…
Do you have a favorite book that made a deep impact on your life? Can you share a story?
I dont – except the book I wrote. I wrote this book to help people never quit and go after their dreams.
What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company” and why. Please share a story or example for each.
I guess I wish I knew when I was fighting what I know now. Or even just knowing then what I know now about life and how I could have done my career differently to succeed faster.
But I love the ride!
Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. 🙂
Well I met him several times but not sit down. Slyvester Stallone, because he didn’t take NO for an answer. He has motivated me in my life to go after what you want no matter what anyone says. Basically made me never take no for an answer. I would love to sit down with him, talk boxing and thank him…
This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!
Originally published at medium.com