DP: Ever been hit so hard you questioned whether you wanted to keep doing this?
DP: Who's hit you the hardest?
SM: Vernon Forrest. I got hit with a head-butt, then with a right hand. If I see a punch, it usually doesn't hurt me. But I was dazed and didn't see the uppercut coming.
DP: What other sport do you think you could have played?
DP: Wait a minute-how tall are you?
DP: Okay, then. Give me the NBA guy who plays the way you'd play.
SM: Earl Boykins. I'm quick. My speed is my power.
DP: You had a bet with Fernando Vargas for 100 grand. Did he pay you?
SM: Yeah, his camp wired it to me.
DP: Have you had other bets with boxers?
SM: I'm not the betting type. That's why Vargas was hesitant to make the wager.
DP: How many belts do you have?
SM: Five. They're at my house. Well, four are. I'm trying to find my IBF belt.
DP: You lost the IBF belt?
SM: I think I did. I gotta find it.
DP: If you were going to wear one in public, which would it be?
SM: Probably the WBC belt. It looks the best. It's also the most valuable to me: I got it after I beat Oscar, which put me on the map.
DP: You're from Los Angeles. Are you a Lakers fan or a Clips man?
SM: Lakers. Have been since the '80s.
DP: How many points could Kobe score if he wanted to?
SM: 100. When Kobe is hot, he can just throw them up and they go in.
DP: What do you think of Dave Chappelle?
SM: Very funny guy.
DP: Would you leave $50 million on the table like he did?
SM: Probably not. But I guess he already made about $50 million, so another $50 million wouldn't mean that much.
DP: Name a boxer you would like to have fought.
SM: Sugar Ray Leonard.
DP: A fight for the title of "Sugar." Who would win?
SM: All I know is we'd have to battle it out. It would probably go the distance.
DP: What about a heavyweight?
SM: I'm too small to even think about getting in the ring with a heavyweight.
DP: Fair enough. But would a trained boxer always beat a larger nonboxer?
SM: Yes. Most people aren't used to getting hit on the chin. They'll fall right away.