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Old 01-12-2008, 08:12 AM   #31
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Louis was forced out of retirement by unpaid inland revenue demands.Johnson was given his cars because the makers knew that the publicity he would generate from speeding tickets and fines would all be grist to their mill,In his later years Johnson was reduced to appearing at a Flea Circus at Coney Island ,spieling for peanuts,he was broke ,buit still lived as though he was the Champ.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:31 AM   #32
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James Bonecrusher Smith Used his business degree after boxing and now succesfully sells dietary products and carribean cruises as a legitimate travel agent...
An excellent mention. Bonecrusher graduated from James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina, with an Associate Degree in Business Administration, in 1973. He went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1975. He took up boxing after entering the Army following his graduation from Shaw, and eventually became the first college graduate to win a share of the heavyweight title.

With an academic background like his, it should go without saying that he was able to manage his money well.

As big as he is, he was able to maintain excellent physical conditioning for much of his career, a manifestation of the discipline required to earn a four year degree. Studies have shown that those most likely to stick to a fitness regimen are those who have also been able to complete more advanced schooling. His subsequent stint in the military probably helped to augment this trait. At 230 pounds, he displayed no trace of body fat or loose flesh. Unlike many power punchers, he could take out opponents late, as he aptly demonstrated with his sustained final round barrage against Frank Bruno, and his last second stunning of a peak Tyson.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:41 PM   #33
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In his later years Johnson was reduced to appearing at a Flea Circus at Coney Island ,spieling for peanuts,he was broke ,buit still lived as though he was the Champ.
Johnson always found a way to live comfortably one way or another. The revenue from his patents must have provided some income.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:32 PM   #34
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Tom Molineaux did well after his bareknucle career.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:39 PM   #35
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Tom Molineaux did well after his bareknucle career.
My understanding is that he drank himself to death in his 30s while working as a fairground atraction.

Perhaps you are thinking of Bill Richmond?
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:47 PM   #36
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I'm pretty sure by "well" he meant he was no longer a slave.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:06 PM   #37
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My understanding is that he drank himself to death in his 30s while working as a fairground atraction.

Perhaps you are thinking of Bill Richmond?
Yeah, thank you for correcting my mistake.
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Old 01-12-2008, 05:29 PM   #38
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My understanding is that he drank himself to death in his 30s while working as a fairground atraction.

Perhaps you are thinking of Bill Richmond?
If you made it into your late 30's back then (not to mention as a black slave), you were doing pretty well.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:44 PM   #39
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Willie deWit went to law school after he retired and is now a criminal defense lawyer in Calgary

Randy Shields is a private investigator and bodyguard in Los Angeles. His dad Sonny Shields was one of the top Hollywood stuntmen in the 70's and Randy did some stunt work as well
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Good stuff guys, but still I tend to think most end up on the short end of things
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:49 PM   #41
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de la hoya is set to be the most successful!!
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:25 AM   #42
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I believe Lewis built "The Lennox Lewis garmet factory" in Ghana, cant be bad.
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Julio Cesar Chavez owns a number of businesses in Culiacan, Mexico. These include gas stations, taxi lines, bars, etc. He is set for the rest of his life together with his kids.
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