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Old 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
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Who were some boxers that you can think of that were very well educated in terms of academic achievement? Basically guys that were able to finish school and earn their college degree.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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Wladimir Klitschko obviously.
Nathan Cleverly has a Maths degree.
Marco Antonio Barrera is a qualified lawyer.
Juan Manuel Marquez is a qualified accountant i think.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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more around today than back in the "golden age"...bonehugger..i mean bonecrusher..smith had a BA in business from shaw university...i know calvin brock had a degree..but he never really won a title....of course along with wlad vitali...manny has gotten some kind of schooling..but it dont thinks its anything more than some 6 week certification program
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #4
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I think Juan Diaz is a lawyer aswell.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
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Skeeter McClure
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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Nicky Piper is a member of Mensa.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
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Yeah, both Klitschkos are well known to have degrees. I believe Juan Diaz has a J.D. Heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell and fringe(pretty fringe)-contender Chazz Witherspoon both have a college degree. I believe Roland LaStarza had some amount of college experience but I don't think he finished? Prospect Monk Foreman (George III) I believe was strongly advised and guided into college education before becoming a professional fighter. And, just based solely on a hunch, the way Amir Khan speaks, I assume he's got a degree in physics.
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peter mcneeley had an assoicates in political science from a community college..for some reason i remember one of the announcers saying that for tyson v mcneeley.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #9
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Tunney was a clever man, can't remember if he had a degree or not.
Billy Soose went to Penn State, was it Soose .
Dan Sherry who fought Benn
Willie Dewitt is a Lawyer

loads more no doubt.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #10
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peter mcneeley had an assoicates in political science from a community college..for some reason i remember one of the announcers saying that for tyson v mcneeley.
Please, someone verify this. I want it to be true, very badly.

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Tunney was a clever man, can't remember if he had a degree or not.
Billy Soose went to Penn State, was it Soose .
Dan Sherry who fought Benn
Willie Dewitt is a Lawyer

loads more no doubt.
Tunney definitely thought he was very highly educated.
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Tunney read a good bit...but had no formal education...as far as just natural smarts, i am sure many fighters had them.

as for mcneeley the wikipedia actually says its a BA degree, but it doesnt have a citation.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #12
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if you go on many boxers of todays facebook pages you will find that a high percentage have graduated from "The School of Hard Knocks" and "Life University" where some have gotten "PhDs"....most of these holders of Phds seem to have a philsophy that one should "stop snitching"
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Nicky Piper is a member of Mensa.
Bobby Czyz also...
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Bobby Czyz also...
so he says....no formal education to speak of though.
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if you go on many boxers of todays facebook pages you will find that a high percentage have graduated from "The School of Hard Knocks" and "Life University" where some have gotten "PhDs"....most of these holders of Phds seem to have a philsophy that one should "stop snitching"
Fun Fact: There actually is a school named Life University. It's a school for chiropractors in GA with a pretty solid rugby program.
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