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post Nov 6 2012, 10:17 AM
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The fight game sometimes reminds me of the top 50 richest families in America. You almost have to be born into that culture. For boxing, if you were not born into the culture you damn well better have a hell of an up bringing into the game. In other words you just don't show up and decide that you are taking over. To properly raise a fighter it takes a great deal of money and a massive amount of quality time by the right people to raise and condition you in the fight game.

Floyd was born into a blood line of a family of Prize Fighters. After six weeks of Floyd's birth, he was probably at the gym being well seasoned in. Floyd's greatest blessing to boxing is that he was born into the game. His mama probably didn't even know she was carrying a future world champion in her womb. Then again she may have had an idea she was carrying a champion because he was probably boxing in the belly trying to find his way out to the gym with his daddy and uncles.

Now as for promoters, managers, advisers and the like; their job would be to denote future possible championship material and latch on to that as soon as possible to get that money rolling. Prime example is Don King and Muhammad Ali. I can't say that there were no black boxing promoters prior to Don King but I didn't see any. It was Muhammad Ali who gave Don King a shot at Promoting one of his fights, and Don was on the map after that. Don was also the one that sent the one million dollar pay day out the back door for Ali and brought in the 5 million dollar payday. At that time that became one of Bob Arrum's number one competiters in the promotion of boxing.

As for trainers, which is the needed ingredient to properly raise a fighter; and the most important factor in a future champions careeer, they are far and few between. I've seen two sets of trainers. First type are the trainers who trained and raised you from the beginning of your training in the fight game. And then their are the trainers who receive fighters that have already been trained, conditioned and skilled up for the game. Sometimes trainers are able to take a fighter already skilled and make him better. In the words of Roger Mayweather, Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the greatest fighters in boxing history. In spite of the fact that Ray Robinson did not go to the golden gloves he never lost an ametur fight. Roger stated, the trainer that trained Sugar Ray Robinson is the same trainer that trained Joe Louis. Sugar Ray Robinson was already skilled and trained to the fight game when he got with Joe Louis's trainer, but Joe Louis's trainer made him even better.

There has always been a code of respect and honor that has been attached to the fight game. That respect does not consist of calling people fagots, punks, your broke, your adviser has to financially bail you out of debt after you made him rich. None of this has anything to do with boxing. In order to be a boxing promoter you should probably promote an actual fight, then you can call yourself a PROMOTER!!!

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post Nov 6 2012, 03:17 PM
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you know those people that dedicate themselves from a very young age to something, anything whether it be a sport or a profession, in the end, it means they will be very good at it, simple as that, and boxing is no exception. Please stop using Caps for titles.
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