Boxers And Extra-Curricular Activities

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by KyleInAction, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. KyleInAction

    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    Given the recent reports to come out of the Pacquiao camp, it seams like Manny's duties as congressman are spreading him thin.

    So my question is: have there been any boxers in the past who were able to successfully hold down a "second job" and still be a champion?

    Edit: People seamed to want to use their own definition of "successful". This should fix the confusion.
     
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  2. MeBig

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    De La Hoya w/ his boxing and GBP & Klitschko bros w/ K2
     
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    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    I'll go a head and facepalm myself for the De La Hoya miss. Although Oscar seams like a half-decent business man. I doubt he wouldn't delegate his day-to-day duties at GBP to someone else (Schafer?) during a training camp. Same with the Klits, I would imagine.
     
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    Properly delegating duties is the most significant part of being a successful business person. Oscar is leaps and bounds beyond 'half-decent', last I heard he was almost a billionaire, and I can guarantee you that luck had little to do with it.
     
  6. KyleInAction

    KyleInAction ***HOPKINS BELT***

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    Good stuff! That's exactly what I was looking for.

    Agreed. And I respectfully retract my "half-decent" remark.

    I suppose I could reword the question, but nip already gave the answer to that question. Thanks!
     
  7. Fluffernutter

    Fluffernutter Red Belt

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    Lots.

    Tony Galento - Ice block delivery man. He had to seel two tons of ice a day to make a decent living, hence the nickname "Two Ton Tony"

    Joe Frazier - Butcher Shop

    Rocky Marciano - Cobbler

    Kenny Norton - Coke Bottling plant

    Micky Ward - Paver on a construction crew

    Charles Brewer - Computer Programmer
     
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    Glen Johnson was a full time construction worker when he knocked out Roy.
     
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    Thanks guys ^^ I always dig getting a history lesson.
     
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    I thought Ward was a corrections officer? As, by the way, is Lawrence Clay-Bey (1996 US Olympic Boxing Team's 201+ fighter & team captain- lost a close decision to eventual gold medalist Vlad Klitschko)
     
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    Actually he's far from it. The boxing game is not what it used to be. Most promoters who are putting on smaller shows in order to find there next star(s) are actually losing quite a bit of money as the purses far exceed the gate and the tv deals dont cover much. When the big shows come around these help even things out but not to the extent you may all expect. Whether we realize it or not these big name promoters who ppl talk shit about on a regular basis here are actually helping keep the game alive. Whether its for the sport or their next monster payday doesn't really matter because in the end it a business anyways.
     
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    I liked Clay-Bey. Started his career rather late. I remember that he worked as a correction officer.

    Very underrated fight was his final of his career with Derick Bryant. His trainer John Sculley was awesome while working his corner that night.
     
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    GBP losing money? Really? well his Spanish newspaper, bank, Ring Magazine, clothing line, and whatever else probably just barely help him make ends meet, being a lowly boxing promoter and all.
     
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    de la hoya was never a contender when he started his business and the ktits are the champs of the weakest era ever for hw.

    You are right with those examples but i would like to see real contenders on this list
     
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    Jim Corbett was a banker by day before he beat John L. Sullivan.

    That's awesome, I never knew that. He also owned a couple of bars in New Jersey after fighting Joe Louis.

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    Kali Meehan was a garbage collector well into his pro career
     
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    Most guys who aren't big-name fighters have to hold down another job on the side. There just isn't enough money to get by unless you're a big name or have deep-pocketed connections.
     
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    haha that's great. This photo should be posted in D&S.

    Right, which is why I said remain "successful in the ring". I realize that people define success differently, so I'll change the op.
     
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    Who gives a fuck about what you want to see on your list
     

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