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Boxing's Biggest Losers
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Kieran Offline
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Boxing's Biggest Losers
This is a very interesting article about the journeymen who are boxing's meat and drink. The professional losers, the men "who fight when nobody is watching; men who fight in nightclubs, social centres and town halls; men who fight when the headline acts are still asleep in their hotel rooms; men who teach the kids the ropes, make boxing work and losing look like an art form."

One of them - Peter Buckley - has a noble fighting record: 300 bouts, 256 defeats.

Quote:"Nobody ever came to me and told me to take a dive," says Buckley, who fought world champions Naseem Hamed and Duke McKenzie twice each. "But I did have trainers say to me: 'Just have a move-about tonight, the kid's sold a lot of tickets.' I was a professional loser, that's what I got paid to do."

According to the article, these men are an essential link in the chain. Enjoy!

08-Oct-2014 02:05 PM
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RE: Boxing's Biggest Losers
I see Buckley has padded that record with champs.
11-Oct-2014 05:25 PM
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