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Old 05-18-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Were there ever any successful fighters from an upper class back ground ?

A random question that got me thinking, I know we have a few middle class fighters Eubank Jr. etc who's parents have money but are there any successful fighters from a very wealthy/upper class back ground ? think
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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Barrera supposedly is from an affluent family. Not sure what constitutes that in Mexico though
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:44 AM   #3
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The Klitschkos old man was a Soviet air force colonel, but compared to western standards I imagine that would still be a relatively humble upbringing
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:05 AM   #4
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The Klitschkos old man was a Soviet air force colonel, but compared to western standards I imagine that would still be a relatively humble upbringing
Nonono, haven't you ever read the general forum?

The Klitschkos used to live on the streets beating people up for milk and bread
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:58 AM   #5
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Nonono, haven't you ever read the general forum?

The Klitschkos used to live on the streets beating people up for milk and bread
while wlad was b-boying for penny's
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #6
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William Regal.




















....I'm sorry.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:43 AM   #7
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Chris Eubank...

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:04 AM   #8
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Barrera supposedly is from an affluent family. Not sure what constitutes that in Mexico though
It means they owned shoes.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #9
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James Hare was a successful domestic boxer who lived in a mansion IIRC. Not sure if it was all a gimmick or the truth.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #10
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Mike Tyson.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:50 AM   #11
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Anglosaxon
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:05 AM   #12
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Billy Soose was I think the first college educated World Champ if I remember correctly, whether that makes him upper class I dont know
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Anglosaxon
Was gonna post this but couldnt bring myself to do it.
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Gene Tunney married into the upper classes
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:39 AM   #15
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I'm not sure Eubank would like to be known as Middle Class to be honest.
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