Fighters who took to retirement well...

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  1. reznick

    reznick In the 7.2% Full Member

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    Foreman and Schmeling are probably the ones who went through the most, and came out the best.
     
  2. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

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    Dave Green. went into business, and made himself a very rich man, and also kept his humility.
     
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  3. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    There was a lot of talk that he got hooked on coke.
     
  4. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How so?
     
  5. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Hes on one of the social media outlets
     
  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Yusef Mack
     
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  7. Man_Machine

    Man_Machine Boxing Addict Full Member

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    From my recollection, Hagler always denied the cocaine use, but accepted he might have been on the pop a bit more than usual.

    There had been marital disharmony, at the time, which ended in divorce.

    Nothing out of the ordinary, in the scheme of things and, whatever was going on, it doesn't look like it ever spiraled out of control.
     
  8. Shempz

    Shempz Active Member Full Member

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    Estimates have Nigel Benn being worth about £15m
     
  9. steve21

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    Especially in light of, per his own admission, he was barely literate in his 20s; while he grew up poor like many fighters, he had the sense not to blow it all to compensate for that kind of past. He saw what was happening to Ali in training camp, surrounded by con men and hustlers ready and willing to take full advantage of easy money in the guise of friendship, and made sure he didn't make the same mistake. Couple that with a scandal-free life (really respect he's still married to the same woman who saw him through it all), and you have the marking of a well-lived life.
     
  10. Berlenbach

    Berlenbach Boxing Addict Full Member

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    As Holmes put it, "I have a PHD in common sense." Unfortunately a lot of boxers don't. They squander millions on cars, mansions, yachts, planes and all the rest (but don't bother to pay any taxes or child support for their 11 kids) and wonder why they're broke when they retire.
     
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  11. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Meaning?
     
  12. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Never. The most he earned for his biggest fight was £800k (pre tax)!
     
  13. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    Honestly dont know what else you want me to say except again things look like they couldnt be better for him. Seems like a great guy
     
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  14. janitor

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    Sadly I could not include Tunney on the list.

    His life was touched by tragedy, and he drank himself to death.
     
  15. Brixton Bomber

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    Hopefully so, as I love the guy and would hate to see him struggling.