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Old 06-18-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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I often contemplate turning into a profesional boxer , and make a living out of fighting taxi drivers and just build a career based on fighting bums.

1) I won't have to go in the ring with real threatening opponents
2) I will make a decent wage with say about 10-12 fights per year, and gradually earn more money after beating say (x) amount of fighters..
3) I already have some talent, just need to work on my fitness
4) I 've had amateur fighting experience , and plenty of years of sparring
5) Just keep fighting bums in Australia -the likes of overseas thai's and filo's with 0-15 records
6) I'd say I'm a pretty boring fighter to watch, as I like to see a boxing fight as a chess match, rather than a brawl,so I don't think I'll be a real crowd pleaser, but just be on the undercard of big fighters..
7) If the opportunity arises for any opponent with a decent record to challenge me, I'd make up some excuse that I have an injury and can't fight him..
Try to prevent my face getting squashed by constantly running around the ring..and just using my jab , in and out..

I think it could possibly work......
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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To create a quick buck fighting bums, you need to build up some kind of profile, preferably a controversial one. Maybe you should make a song about fingering children, or something along those lines and then turn pro.
Though you should probably just stick to the forums.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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0.5 blame everything on racism
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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You'd have to be fighting every 2 weeks to make a living off fighting complete bums. It wont take long for people to catch on and promoters probably wont be interested in a guy who gets to 12-0-0 fighting a guy whos 0-15 and running from him all night................when really a true 12-0 guy should blow him out in 1!

I have thaught about taking a few pro fights to pay off the odd debt. You can earn a quick AUS$600/800 for being a fall guy for some up and commer! Take 2/3 a year so your not getting your head ruined and you can easily make AUS$3'500 extra per year, always helpful for paying off the credit card bill!
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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There is very little money in boxing at the lower levels. It is a very tough sport to make a living off, and unless sponsered within Australia, would most probably be impossible unless you had a lot of media interest in you for what ever reasons.

I would take Pecks idea and start working on some lyrics Tills

You could ask Dennis Ferguson to join you and call yourselves the Rock Spiders.
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:29 PM   #6
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Do it tills!!!!

1-5 is a great idea!!! 6 ...well when your fighting bums you could be more pleasing to watch seeing how you would KO them and with more fitness comes more punches

i think you could make a cool life out of it. Thats if you really do enjoy training 6 days a weeks for at least 4 hours a day!!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:41 PM   #7
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Hopefully you wont end up a bum. Do it Tills. Just hope you dont lose your first fight. You can always count on the judges to be on your side. If your a bum fighting a bum it's a bum fight may the best bum win.

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:47 PM   #8
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Do it Tills, do a few more laps of your local oval and hit the chewing gum hard and you're half way to living the dream.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:57 PM   #9
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Do it Tills, do a few more laps of your local oval and hit the chewing gum hard and you're half way to living the dream.

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:58 PM   #10
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hit the chewing gum hard .
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:02 AM   #11
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Do it Tills, do a few more laps of your local oval and hit the chewing gum hard and you're half way to living the dream.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:49 AM   #12
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Tills, expect a call from Khoder Nasser soon, you are the type of fighter he usually looks for.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:11 AM   #13
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thanks for the feeback guys.. a lot of words of encouragement,
hell if you got bills to pay.. why not do it ay..just like the tuaman said...
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:34 AM   #14
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Tills, expect a call from Khoder Nasser soon, you are the type of fighter he usually looks for.
Khoder is the man, i just got great seat at the mundine fight for free because of old Khoder, I will never say a bad word about him, he is a good man in my book.
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:15 AM   #15
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If you are that keen for a fight and to earn some dollars why not try contract hits...break a few legs...a few arms.....you dont need to train just duck out from the shadows with a bat and wham......$2,000
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