08-30-2004, 12:05 PM #1
I've Just Been Offered The Chance To Become A Pro-Boxer
What's up guys,
I just got a phone call about 5 minutes ago from an Olympic boxing trainer who apparently got my number from the owner of the Boxing gym he trains at. The owner is a good friend of my brother's and has met me once in awhile. Apparently, my brother and the owner were shooting the **** one day and the owner mentioned that he was looking for someone new to enter the Pro ranks, but wanted someone of East-Indian decent. I am East-Indian and somehow my name got mentioned.
More or less, because I'm in good shape and East-Indian, they're pretty much looking to exploit me to attract more attention to the sport. They've offered to train me for free and pay me for every fight I participate in. The trainer mentioned that I wouldn't do anything in the Amateurs except for a few exhibitions that would just get me used to the ring, but jump straight to the Pro's.
Sounds like it's a rare opportunity that I may take up. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
Last edited by RoNNy THe BuLL; 08-30-2004 at 12:23 PM.
08-30-2004, 12:07 PM #2Originally Posted by RoNNy THe BuLL
LOL..ur to pretty bro....
08-30-2004, 12:07 PM #3
Is this something you have been interested in doing for very long?
08-30-2004, 12:07 PM #4
East Indian as in India or Indian? Just curious.
08-30-2004, 12:07 PM #5
You'll kick your self in the ass a few years from now if you turn down this experice.. no question in my mind, go for it (rocky V )
08-30-2004, 12:08 PM #6
You will get in great shape, i do boxing down my gym, nothing major but its very physical. Its mainly cardio vascular.
Do you have a boxing background?
08-30-2004, 12:08 PM #7
Have you evered boxed before?
If it's something you feel that you would like to do go for it....... If you find out you hate it you can quit..... well, unless they make you sign a contract.
08-30-2004, 12:09 PM #8Originally Posted by tryingto******
I know if anything, I'll take it up for the opportunity and the exprience, but I won't stay with it long. I know they're just using me for the publicity.
And you're right, I'm too pretty. But I think I may take it up to see what it's all about.
08-30-2004, 12:09 PM #9Originally Posted by 1victor
08-30-2004, 12:11 PM #10
I know one thing for sure, I'd have to drop my weight class. I'm around 190lbs right now, if I were to do it, I would drop down to 174lbs, not the heavier weights just yet.
08-30-2004, 12:13 PM #11
Is he thinking about you fighting in India or over here?
08-30-2004, 12:16 PM #12Originally Posted by 1victor
But from what I told, it's of no expense to me and I would get paid.
08-30-2004, 12:18 PM #13Originally Posted by RoNNy THe BuLL
Current world champions as recognized by the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).
HEAVYWEIGHT - (unlimited)
WBC - Vitali Klitschko 34-2 (33 KOs)
WBA - John Ruiz 40-5-1 (28 KOs)
IBF - Chris Byrd 37-2-1 (20 KOs)
WBO - Lamon Brewster 30-2 (27 KOs)
CRUISERWEIGHT - (190 pounds)
WBC - Wayne Braithwaite 21-0 (17 KOs)
WBA - Jean Mark Mormeck 30-2 (21 KOs)
IBF - Kelvin Davis 21-2-1 (16 KOs)
WBO - Johnny Nelson 43-12-1 (28 KOs)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT - (175 pounds)
WBC - Antonio Tarver 22-2 (17 KOs)
WBA - Fabrice Tiozza 46-2 (30 KOs)
IBF - Glencoffe Johnson 40-9-2 (27 KOs)
WBO - Zsolt Erdei 20-0 (13 KOs)
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT - (168 pounds)
WBC - Cristian Sanavia 33-1 (12 KOs) / Danny Green 18-1 (17 KOs)
WBA - Manny Siaca 18-4 (16 KOs)
IBF - VACANT
WBO - Joe Calzaghe 37-0 (30 KOs)
MIDDLEWEIGHT - (160 pounds)
WBC - Bernard Hopkins 44-2-1, 1 NC (31 KOs)
WBA Super Champion - Bernard Hopkins 44-2-1, 1 NC (31 KOs)
WBA - Maselino Masoe 26-2 (25 KOs)
IBF - Bernard Hopkins 44-2-1, 1 NC (31 KOs)
WBO - Oscar De La Hoya 37-3 (29 KOs)
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT - (154 pounds)
WBC - Winky Wright 46-4 (26 KOs) / Javier Castillejo 57-5 (38 KOs)
WBA Super Champion - Winky Wright 46-4 (26 KOs)
WBA - Travis Simms 23-0 (18 KOs)
IBF - Verno Phillips 38-8-1-1 (20 KOs)
WBO - Daniel Santos 28-2-1-1 (20 KOs)
WELTERWEIGHT - (147 pounds)
WBC - Cory Spinks 33-2 (10 KOs)
WBA Super Champion - Cory Spinks 33-2 (10 KOs)
WBA - Jose Rivera 37-3-1 (24 KOs)
IBF - Cory Spinks 33-2 (10 KOs)
WBO - Antonio Margarito 30-3-1 (21 KOs)
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT - (140 pounds)
WBC - Kostya Tszyu 29-1-1 (23 KOs) / Arturo Gatti 38-6 (29 KOs)
WBA - Vivian Harris 24-1-1 (16 KOs)
IBF - Kostya Tszyu 29-1-1 (23 KOs) / Sharmba Mitchell 54-3 (29 KOs)
WBO - VACANT
LIGHTWEIGHT - (135 pounds)
WBC - Jose Luis Castillo 50-6-1 (45 KOs)
WBA - Juan Diaz 25-0 (12 KOs)
IBF - Julio Diaz 30-2 (22 KOs)
WBO - Diego Corrales 39-2 (32 KOs)
JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT - (130 pounds)
WBC - Erik Morales 47-1 (34 KOs)
WBA - Yodsanan 3-K Battery Nanthachai 43-2-1 (35 KOs)
IBF - Erik Morales 47-1 (34 KOs)
WBO - Mike Anchondo 25-0 (18 KOs)
FEATHERWEIGHT - (126 pounds)
WBC - In-Jin Chi 29-2-1 (18 KOs)
WBA Super Champion - Juan Manuel Marquez 42-2-1 (33 KOs)
WBA - Chris John 34-0 (19 KOs)
IBF - Juan Manuel Marquez 42-2-1 (33 KOs)
WBO - Scott Harrison 22-2-1 (12 KOs)
JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHT - (122 pounds)
WBC - Oscar Larios 53-3-1 (35 KOs)
WBA - Mahyar Monshipour 24-2-2 (15 KOs)
IBF - Israel Vazquez 36-3 (26 KOs)
WBO - Joan Guzman 21-0 (16 KOs)
BANTAMWEIGHT - (118 pounds)
WBC - Veeraphol Nakhornluang-Promotion 43-1-2 (30 KOs)
WBA Super Champion - Johnny Bredahl 55-2 (26 KOs)
WBA - Julio Zarate 21-2-1 (13 KOs)
IBF - Rafael Marquez 32-3 (29 KOs)
WBO - Ratanachai Sor Vorapin 56-8 (38 KOs)
JUNIOR BANTAMWEIGHT - (115 pounds)
WBC - Katsushige Kawashima 26-3 (18 KOs)
WBA - Alexander Munoz 25-0 (24 KOs) / Martin Castillo
IBF - Luis Perez 22-1 (14 KOs)
WBO - Mark Johnson 44-3-1 NC (28 KOs)
FLYWEIGHT - (112 pounds)
WBC - Pongsaklek Wonjongkam 52-2 (29 KOs)
WBA - Lorenzo Parra 23-0 (17 KOs)
IBF - Irene Pacheco 30-0 (23 KOs)
WBO - Omar Narvaez 16-0-2 (10 KOs)
JUNIOR FLYWEIGHT - (108 pounds)
WBC - Jorge Arce 36-3-1 (27 KOs)
WBA Super Champion - Rosendo Alvarez 32-2-2 (20 KOs)
WBA - Beibis Mendoza 30-2 (24 KOs)[/link]
IBF - Jose Victor Burgos 31-13-2 (16 KOs)
WBO - Nelson Dieppa 21-2-2 (12 KOs)
STRAWWEIGHT - (105 pounds)
WBC - Eagle Akakura 13-0 (5 KOs)
WBA - Yutaka Niida 16-1-3 (8 KOs) / Juan Landaeta
IBF - Daniel Reyes 34-1-1 (29 KOs)
WBO - Iván Calderon 20-0 (5 KOs)
08-30-2004, 12:21 PM #14
Sounds interesting, keep us posted and don't sign anything before you consult someone!
08-30-2004, 12:22 PM #15
Thanks OG, that helped a lot bro.
I'm pretty sure I'll do Light-Heavies or maybe even Cruiserweight. I guess it all depends on what the trainer thinks.
The biggest thing for me is switching my training and diet up now.
If anything, I'll probably stick to a High Carb, Moderate Protein and Moderate Fat diet now.
08-30-2004, 12:25 PM #16Originally Posted by OGPackin
08-30-2004, 12:26 PM #17Originally Posted by Prime
LOL, nah bro, thats an actual weight class....
08-30-2004, 12:27 PM #18Originally Posted by OGPackin
08-30-2004, 12:28 PM #19Originally Posted by Prime
Heres the first guys stats..
Alias Den Janlaphan / Eagle Akakura
Global Id TH-00-083938
Hometown Tokyo, Japan
Birthplace Pichit, Thailand
World Rank 3
Date of Birth 1978-12-04
Height 5' 3˝
Manager Kadoebi Jewel
08-30-2004, 03:20 PM #20
If somebody wants to provide and pay for everything take the opportunity for sure.
08-30-2004, 03:53 PM #21Associate Member
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The one thing you gotta take into consideration is that if they are using you for exposure and you don't come through, you'll be the laughing stock of the sport. If they hype you up and you fall flat, you'll be the next Peter Mcneily.
I'm sure your in good shape and can fight with your mma backround, but boxing is a whole new ballgame bro, Its not something most (if any) people can just pick up and be good at, most people who are even ranked in the pro's have been boxing for 10+ years atleast, with a lenghty amatuer background to boot.
Ask any Pro trainer who knows what he's talking about and they will tell you that your amatuer career will help immensly when you turn pro. Its an important part of learning the sport, most people don't turn pro with under 30 amatuer fights.
IMO just the fact that this guy is even considering taking a kid with no boxing backgorund and putting him straight to the pros, shows that this guy doesn't know what he's doing.
Its also a very hard sport to gain exposure in, it will take years of winning to even be recognized as a prospect. Tyson fought for 2 years and 28 pro fights with no losses, most coming by early round KO, before he even got a title shot and he was a well known amatuer and jr. olympian.
If your only doing it for the money and don't mind the chance that you might be boxings next big joke then I say go for it.
This is not meant to be a flame at you bro, just trying to point out the downside to it aswell.
Also just so you know I know a few new Pro boxers and the pay isn't good. Its usually only a couple hunded bucks a fight at best.
Good luck either way bro!
Last edited by THA GONZ; 08-30-2004 at 04:01 PM.
08-30-2004, 04:04 PM #22
Thanks for the heads up Tha Gonz, but I'm fully aware of that and they're full aware that I'm not experienced with boxing. Like I said before, I'm being used for exposure. I don't give a rats ass if I fall down or not, atleast I did it and took up the opportunity when I had the chance.
I'm just a marketing ploy for a bigger picture, or so atleast I was told. That sits fine with me mans.
08-30-2004, 08:38 PM #23
I would take the opportunity, but prepare for some hard training and a few ass whippings...believe me i am talking from expirience...i have done some boxing when i was younger, i thought it would be a walk in the park as i can dish out a beating and take one as well (as the pic in my avatar shows i ain't that pretty )...but it was a whole new ball game after 3 months of beatings as there are rules you must play by, i gave up and went back to the streets where it is much easier...LOL...but as i said i would jump all over that opportunity...a little beating never hurt anyone and it builds character just look at that face...
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08-30-2004, 08:48 PM #24
Good luck with whatever you decide, rember that if all else fails, just bite some ears
08-30-2004, 09:19 PM #25Originally Posted by RoNNy THe BuLL
i would stay out of the ring bro, my dad, who is now 55, and has busted ass all his life to earn a good living for me and the rest of my family, started as a boxer in a middle eastern country, he regrets the day he joined, and so do i sometimes.his mentality is as hard as a boulder, hes pretty hard up. he did what he had to do(whooping peoples asses, and taking a beating himself), but its definitly not worth getting your head knocked around for 'publicity'. think twice before you put them gloves on.
08-31-2004, 08:20 PM #26
This is not meant to be a racist comment, but why does he want an east indian fighter? Are east indian's supposed to be better fighters?
08-31-2004, 08:31 PM #27
They want a new pretty boy... hassium hamed... :P
Do it ronny... it'll be cool to travel and get stuff paid for.. and your already busting your azz training in the gym... its not that much different (more cardio training mostly).
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