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Old 01-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #89
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Default Re: Why Are The US Heavweights So Poor Now?

I find this wage earnings argument people keep bringing up quite ridiculous. How many top boxers of the past originally got into the sport because they thought it would be an excellent career choice for future financial stability? **** all would be my guess. Now how many first got into the sport because they came from broken homes, were bullied at school, wanted to escape a life of crime, grinding poverty etc?

Truth is, if you have the athletic or mental ability to make money in an easier fashion, then boxing's not going to be your first port of call. Not in the US, not anywhere. And call me cynical, but if you're in a position to be worrying about scholarships and pension plans then you probably don't have the mentality to be a top boxer in the first place.
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