Originally Posted by perko
No evidence in Oz to prove boxers make better soldiers than Fitters , Shearers , Clerks , Bank Johnnys , Taxi Drivers , etc .
well, fighter do actually make the decision to fight. so in their heart they are fighters and learn strategy etc. they prove their courage in their willingness to do hand to hand combat, that many times has resulted in serious injry or even death.
ive no doubt people from other jobs could become good soldiers. but you are arguing an off the cuff remark from an opinion expressed by one man.