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Old 10-31-2011, 09:34 AM   #16
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yeh i think i'm assuming you're one of the top people in the game. You've already good money then your faced with a couple of options like:
A: You can Fight Chavez Junior in Mexico, earn a ton of Money, but get no recognition.

or B: you can fight someone like Martinez - you don't earn as much money, but winning would give you massive respect and enhace your legacy.
What about option C:

-first fight Chavez Jr. for a big payday, beat him, and then

-fight Martinez 3-4 months later , for a bigger purse than without a win over Chavez Jr.

If I was an elite prof. boxer, I'd fight anybody anywhere anytime. Take the top fights AND the keep busy fights in between. 4 fights a year, win or lose, old-school style. Make money AND build my legacy, then retire at age 33 with my wits and body halfways healthy.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:36 AM   #17
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:37 AM   #18
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Fight for the glory first to get recognized and handpick my opponents afterwards at catchweights also win bs belts like the diamond belts....Kind of like Pacquiao.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:41 AM   #19
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Fight for the glory first to get recognized and handpick my opponents afterwards at catchweights also win bs belts like the diamond belts....Kind of like Pacquiao.
I agree. Manny and Floyd got to the top then cherry picked a bit. Although i disagree a little, because Manny was a big PPV star after DeLaHoya and he could have rode the wave. But he went on to fight Hatton and Cotto that were both near enough 50/50 fights.

Just after that its been low risk high pay for the last 3.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:42 AM   #20
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I fpossible take the Bute route but somewhat better opposition. He has made tons of money and its good to secure your future.
Then go after whoever possible.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:46 AM   #21
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**** the fans. Take the fast, easy money and move to a nice little tax haven with your youth and looks intact. Sound like anyone you know?

Being a broke ass, punch drunk old man, living off past glories doesn't sound appealing.


Having said that, for my own entertainment I would prefer that boxer's do the opposite.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:49 AM   #22
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**** the fans. Take the fast, easy money and move to a nice little tax haven with your youth and looks intact. Sound like anyone you know?

Being a broke ass, punch drunk old man, living off past glories doesn't sound appealing.


Having said that, for my own entertainment I would prefer that boxer's do the opposite.
This for me. I have no problem if a boxer wants to use the sport just to make as much money as posible then get out. However tey personally won't have me as a fan. But why should they care
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:03 AM   #23
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Nobody knows what they would really do, until those dollars are waving right in your face.

Until then, it's all useless speculation.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:10 AM   #24
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yeh i think i'm assuming you're one of the top people in the game. You've already good money then your faced with a couple of options like:
A: You can Fight Chavez Junior in Mexico, earn a ton of Money, but get no recognition.

or B: you can fight someone like Martinez - you don't earn as much money, but winning would give you massive respect and enhace your legacy.
You are only popular and able to get big purses if:

A: You are dominant

B: You have an interesting personality/background

C: You have a gimmick


So, to being offered big money, you have to take some tough fights occasionally.

Maybe a resume like:

Win National Amateurs & Golden Gloves

Qualify for Olympics, win a medal of some kind

Turn pro, fight easy opposition in 10 fights to figure out the game

Step up the game using easier opponents 2/3 of the time

Win a National (British, Mexican, USBA, etc)

Get on Friday Night Fights and defend title 3 times against mandatories

Move up to regional title level fights, journeymen on the way to a Euro or North America title.

At this point, you have to step it up to get noticed. Maybe 50% of fights are difficult or at least competitive opponents. Rest are tune up/stay busy.

Get on Boxing After Dark and win regional title, defend on the way to WBA paper title or Intercontinental belt from IBF or WBC.

3 or 4 fights against names from the top 20 in rankings and inch your way into the top 10

At this point, its showtime, but you have to milk it for as long as possible. 1 big fight a year, 1 tune up fight a year, 1 stay busy fight a year, constant training.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:13 AM   #25
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I would fight the best, no questions asked.
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