Doping Guru Victor Conte Finds Salvation in Boxing
The Ring Magazine
by Mark Zeigler
The poster was on the back of his bedroom door, and every time he closed the door he saw a life-sized Muhammad Ali, body slightly turned, white trunks with a black stripe, white shoes, teeth gritted, bare fists ready to strike. And this quotation underneath: "I'm so fast, that last night I turned off the light switch in my bedroom and was in bed before the room was dark"
Victor Conte was 13 when Ali fought Sonny Liston the first time. Those were the days of closed-circuit telecasts, and Conte remembers his dad taking him to the Warnors Theater on Fulton Street in downtown Fresno to see it.