Maxi Hughes back to work

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  1. Gregor1987

    Gregor1987 Active Member Full Member

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    Back working on a building site a week after fighting infront of 20,000 people last weekend.
    I’ll be honest I must have been seriously wrong about how much boxers at that level made. Would have thought he would have got a decent pay day for that and there was talk he signed a 3 fight deal with Matchroom.

    Seems that game changing money leaves a lot to be desired.
     
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  2. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

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    He’s self employed and his last fight was the first time he’s been able to go a month without pay to do some proper full time training. Hope he gets another good pay day.
     
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  3. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

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    He deserves it because he half saved that show!
     
  4. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

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    I heard somewhere depending on weight class obviously that I think a lot of the British title fights the winner earns no more than 5-10k
     
  5. ryanm8655

    ryanm8655 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ricky Burns and Rendall Munroe were working as well known boxers. Sure Rendall was a auropean champion and still doing the bins…
     
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  6. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Also working might have just keep paying the bills allowing him to spend or save what's left over from purses.

    Not a bad strategy if you can do it like that. I'm sure he's had some half decent purses for his level in his last 3-4 fights.

    Hopefully he can get himself a world title shot now and get a decent size purse.
     
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  7. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Meanwhile Conor Benn is where is he not because of his dad but because of what he's done "PPV BABY!"

    Maxi Hughes is a credit to the sport, I hope he gets to earn some decent money, the run he's on is a fantastic one.
     
  8. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Think Maxis a credit to the sport but let’s not kid ourselves that Benn is simply more marketable.


    Maxi Hughes has 6k Instagram followers to Benns 400k. It’s simply Conor brings a bigger audience. Not a massive fan of benns personality but he’s certainly exciting
     
  9. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Because he's the son of Nigel Benn, without that he wouldn't have any of the exposure and carefully steered career to get him into a position to have 400k followers. Maxi Hughes didn't start his career on Sky TV or have any of the leg ups afforded to Benn.
     
  10. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Is he exciting though? Yes he has followers i get that, but people keep going on about how exciting he is to watch, but most of his fights are against guys well past their primes or featherfists that barely punch back which he struggles to put away.

    Other than his fight against Peynaud the first time which he lost but got a gift against a guy who was meant to be a knockover job, what other exciting fights has Conor Benn been in?
     
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  11. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    style over substance
     
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  12. Journey Man

    Journey Man Journeyman always. Full Member

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    Really hope Maxi get’s a big fight off the back of this. They’re talking about a world title fight (again) for Jono Carroll next - surely Maxi is miles ahead of him give his run since they fought?
     
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  13. VanBasten

    VanBasten New Member Full Member

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    Ricky Burns worked in JD Sports, even when he became world champion. I think it was to try and keep himself grounded as opposed to not being paid enough as a boxer. He only gave it up when he went to train down in England.
     
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  14. moog

    moog Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah. I think going bscl a bit Scott Harrison was working for Glasgow City Council until he became world champion
     
  15. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    We're told he is by Hearn's propaganda wagon but as you've rightly pointed out, name the excitement? It's a very similar path to that trodden by Eubank Jnr, just slightly fine tuned as the Benn's have more mainstream appeal than the Eubank's. I saw a Hearn post shared by Benn saying that a World Title fight is incoming

    147 World Champions

    WBC & IBF - Erol Spence Jnr ~ He would absolutely school and destroy Benn
    WBO - Terence Crawford ~ Benn would struggle to lay a glove on him
    WBA - Yodenis Yugas ~ Unless Yugas is paid big to take a dive he's not leaving the ring a World Champion
    IBO - Currently vacant

    It's blatantly going to be for the IBO against a no hoper paid to turn up and at least throw something whilst Benn acts like he's Ali. Exciting.
     
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