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Old 11-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default has any english speaking fighter ever fought out of mexico?

as i was watching the latest edition of 24/7 Pacquaio vs Marquez, i was wondering if there was any British or american fighters, not of mexican decent that have ever located to Mexico to train.

as we all know its an absolute hot-bed of talent, and has been since boxing began.

i can only imagine it must be difficult to learn another language and all, but surely somebody has done it?
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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Erik Morales can speak some English. In fact im sure plenty can, but choose not to, like puerto rican boxers. A lot of Mexican fighters can understand whats being said to them in English anyways, even if they cant speak it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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Erik Morales can speak some English. In fact im sure plenty can, but choose not to, like puerto rican boxers. A lot of Mexican fighters can understand whats being said to them in English anyways, even if they cant speak it.
Really? I have never heard him speak English, except for perhaps a quiet 'thank you' in an interview after a fight.

Then again, I didn't know that Márquez spoke English at all until I stumbled upon some random video with an interview taking place a while before the Katsidis fight.

I don't know why a standard pro would relocate to México just to fight, although if they were 15 and wanted to turn pro at that age then I could understand that, even if it may be better to continue at amateur level.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:48 PM   #4
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ive heard marquez, Mab, morales speak engish fluenty, jcc jr aswel, sr spoke broken engish in the tyzu post fight interview and canelo broken....
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: has any english speaking fighter ever fought out of mexico?

I can't think of any English-first Americans or Brits who relocated to Mexico for their careers, but Tomoki Kameda has for the most part made his living in Mexico, which is double-odd considering the popularity of his brothers in Japan.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:10 PM   #6
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as i was watching the latest edition of 24/7 Pacquaio vs Marquez, i was wondering if there was any British or american fighters, not of mexican decent that have ever located to Mexico to train.

as we all know its an absolute hot-bed of talent, and has been since boxing began.

i can only imagine it must be difficult to learn another language and all, but surely somebody has done it?
Sorry misunderstood your question.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
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Sorry misunderstood your question.
Not to worry

Would it not be favourable for smaller fighters to have a stint over though,

Because pound for pound, no other country produces as many great "smaller weight" boxers as the Mexicans. Sure Nacho Beristien alone has trained numerous champions, a lot more than say Freddie Roach for example
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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Sam Langford fought out of Mexico and held the Mexican heavyweight title towrds the end of his career.
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JCC jr was educated in a private school and can speak, understand and read english pretty well.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #10
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carlos palomino
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:29 PM   #11
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Jose Napolese was a Cuben based in Mexico
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:43 PM   #12
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If Canelo learns English well I think he will become a massive massive star!!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:46 PM   #13
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Canelo speaks great English...

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:51 PM   #14
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Canelo speaks great English...

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Lol, I think that may be the definition of pidgeon english!!!

He'll get there I'm sure, and its definately better than my Mexican.

After Nando's i'm pretty much done,.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:04 PM   #15
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Default Re: has any english speaking fighter ever fought out of mexico?

i seem to be misunderstood here

i meant has there been any english speaking fighters, as in irish, british, american boxers that have located to Mexico to box.

just like what say Khan is doing
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