Secrets of a Simple Man

by John Determan


Book Details

“You better watch where you go and remember where you been That’s the way I see it, I’m a simple man”

John Determan has been a lifelong friend. We met in grade school and I had a front row seat to many of his stories over the years. From a young age he just had a natural knack for ending up in situations that make up many of the stories in this book. John is a tough man..... he had to be tough growing up with red hair and freckles. John is a loyal man.....loyal as an old dog, John is the mentor man..... has mentored hundreds of young men and women through a faith based boxing club that he was passionately involved in. John is a family man.....he loves his family dearly and will do anything for them. John is the friend man.....he has a very large and diverse collection of friends. But what you will find in this book is John is the story man..How can one guy have so many stories? Read this book and you will ask yourself the same question. Simple Man....that is how he sees himself. I believe those that really know him see him as a special man. My friend! -Brian


About the Author

John Determan

John Determan is everything that is great about the sport of boxing. A man of faith and family, and a former fighter, who fought both amateur and professional. John has given so much of himself to the sport he fell in love with as a young man. More importantly than what John himself got from the sport is what he has given. The countless kids who have walked through those gym doors left as better people because of guys like Johnny Determan. Through the sport of boxing, and his extended boxing community, John has spent much of his adult life passing along ring skills, and life skills, along with sharing his faith, to countless fighters. These gifts help these young athletes to develop character, both in and out of the ring, skills they can carry with them for their whole life. Thank you for your hard work and dedication John and for sharing some great memories in your book - God bless you. -Bill Tibbs