QUOTE (BGv2.0 @ Aug 13 2010, 12:06 PM)
BUT..if these guys were thinking right....they would see that their sheer size and the total lack of talent in the HW division could make you most likely MORE money over time and less damage to your body. I have no doubt a guy like that will suffer more damage to his legs and knees as a ball player than he ever would suffer overall as a boxer.
I don't understand how any in shape, young, strong guy over 200lbs in America today cannot look at the HW division and not see it as ripe for the picking...
If you were an 18 yo male, 6'3 or so 225lbs....how can you not lick your chops at the prospect of wiping out a classless bunch of bums...and gettting large sums of money to do it?
It boogles my mind.
Had this guy gotten into boxing..AND had been coached well and a decent force....even if he started late, with the Klits aging and NOBODY down the pike....the division would be his for the taking.
It's funny BG coz I was having this conversation with a buddy of mine like 2 days ago who is a sports fans but not a great boxing nut. He asked me why there were no great American HW champs anymore and I explained that potential fighters are getting sucked up by other sports.
However I'm with you. If there is a kid, 220 plus pounds, muscle atheleticism the whole nine yards who had a taste for the sport they would make 10 times more money than any other pro athelete in the states. Well maybe I overstate it but you get the drift. In this age of the PPV can you imagine the kind of dough a young Mike tyson could make? It blows my mind. And I mean the young Tyson before the rape rials, ear biting and all that shit. People forget that before that shit Mike was actually a marketable guy.
If that version of Tyson came along, and let's say didn't go too spectaularly off the rails I would say you could probably make him a billionaire, Tiger Woods type money. If I was a talent scout around the universities, schools etc I would have my eyes peeled for this kid because you find him it's payola time. Geez I spend enough time wandering around South Auckland trying to find the next David Tua!! LOL. Even a Tua would make you a lot of money in this day and age
At some point a great HW will come along and his earnings will be astronomical. It may even encourage others to take up the sport.