View Full Version : Any boxers who smoke???????????


KingArthur
02-03-2009, 01:41 PM
Man I've been smoking for five years now and I've started boxing for about three months. I've cut down on how many cigs I used to smoke (used to be one pack a day which is 20 cigs now I smoke 10 cigs a day) but my trainer is telling me I better stop; i need to stop. He's telling I have a lot of potential but I cant reach it without the right conditioning and I cant reach that while I'm smoking............anyone been throught this and please help me quit.

Actus Reus 21
02-03-2009, 02:05 PM
Man I've been smoking for five years now and I've started boxing for about three months. I've cut down on how many cigs I used to smoke (used to be one pack a day which is 20 cigs now I smoke 10 cigs a day) but my trainer is telling me I better stop; i need to stop. He's telling I have a lot of potential but I cant reach it without the right conditioning and I cant reach that while I'm smoking............anyone been throught this and please help me quit.Its just a hurdle look at it as an obstacle you have to jump over to get to where you need to be. I can tell after I smoke anything the next time I go run or workout I can tell the difference. I couldnt imagine smoking anything on a day to day basis but I can tell you its goona make a difference if you spar or not. Alot of people dont think a little cig here and a cig there cant hurt but it does. its one of those type of things you have to run away from or just toss out.

Trrmo
02-03-2009, 02:19 PM
I quit about 10 months ago, for me I had to make some big lifestyle changes. I stopped drinking alcohol altogether stop hanging out at my favorite bars and stopped socialising with the people I used to party with. I replaced this with boxing weights and exercise, watching the foods I eat, and doing stuff in the day and mornings (instead of being too hungover to do anthing) and finding another hobby (black and white photography with antique cameras). It was difficult but I found it worked alot better than just continuing with the old lifestyle and trying to not drink when I had a few beers or in the old social situations when I used to smoke.

Zarco
02-03-2009, 02:23 PM
i dont smoke man but let me tell you, anything you can do to stop smoking, youd better do it. you can do far better if you have healthy lungs in the ring.

estbn
02-03-2009, 02:40 PM
Answering the threads name, Ricardo Mayorga smokes like nobody does.

this may not help you, but if you really want to take boxing serious you need to stop it now. I dont get why is so hard for people to stop smoking. Like 2 years ago i remember i smoked 3 cigs in one day and the next day i didn't even care and didn't it anymore. Why some people get so addctive with it ?? it's unbelievable to me (no offense).

KingArthur
02-03-2009, 02:48 PM
i dont smoke man but let me tell you, anything you can do to stop smoking, youd better do it. you can do far better if you have healthy lungs in the ring.

bro you have no idea, last sunday morning I was sparring with a guy who had been boxing for two years with my trainer (compared to my three months) and round after round for the first minute to minute and half I was getting the better of him............then my lungs and breatheing ****ed me over.....my trainer was saying "see, if you weren't smoking you would take this guy easy cuz your naturally athletic" ......needless to say I was bumed but I JUST CANT STOP FU.CKIN SMOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE THIS ****

xEDDIEx
02-03-2009, 02:50 PM
Answering the threads name, Ricardo Mayorga smokes like nobody does.

this may not help you, but if you really want to take boxing serious you need to stop it now. I dont get why is so hard for people to stop smoking. Like 2 years ago i remember i smoked 3 cigs in one day and the next day i didn't even care and didn't it anymore. Why some people get so addctive with it ?? it's unbelievable to me (no offense).


you dont get addicted by smoking 3 cigarettes in 1 day.

Landon S
02-03-2009, 03:01 PM
Answering the threads name, Ricardo Mayorga smokes like nobody does.

this may not help you, but if you really want to take boxing serious you need to stop it now. I dont get why is so hard for people to stop smoking. Like 2 years ago i remember i smoked 3 cigs in one day and the next day i didn't even care and didn't it anymore. Why some people get so addctive with it ?? it's unbelievable to me (no offense).

Well if that isnt the dumbest post Ive ever seen (no offense) :P

It takes time for an addiction to set in. Its really hard to quit if you dont have a strong enough reason, for me that reason was boxing.

I smoked since I was 16 till I was 21 (so 5 years) and I got to the point where I smoked about 3/4 a pack a day at least. I decided if I wasnt mentally tough enough to quit cold turkey I wasnt tough enough to get in the ring, I had to either quit smoking or quit boxing. I tried countless times before to quit but I never had a reason until I got this idea in my head to box. You have to have inspiration not desperation to break a habit. If your desperate, the desperation fades as quick as it rears its head and you never succeed, but, if you are inspired then you will tough it out and do it no matter what.

own
02-03-2009, 03:16 PM
damn it i thought this was going to be a thread about weed.

Home town hero
02-03-2009, 04:47 PM
Answering the threads name, Ricardo Mayorga smokes like nobody does.

this may not help you, but if you really want to take boxing serious you need to stop it now. I dont get why is so hard for people to stop smoking. Like 2 years ago i remember i smoked 3 cigs in one day and the next day i didn't even care and didn't it anymore. Why some people get so addctive with it ?? it's unbelievable to me (no offense).


it takes a few more than 3 to be addicted.

KiengKoopa
02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Man I've been smoking for five years now and I've started boxing for about three months. I've cut down on how many cigs I used to smoke (used to be one pack a day which is 20 cigs now I smoke 10 cigs a day) but my trainer is telling me I better stop; i need to stop. He's telling I have a lot of potential but I cant reach it without the right conditioning and I cant reach that while I'm smoking............anyone been throught this and please help me quit.

One of my friends stopped smoking cold turkey and doesnt even have a craving for it anymore. He devided he wanted to fully dedicate himself into this sport, how much do you want it? I guess your one of the people that press the "Do Not Press" button just to find out what happens hah. The answer is clear, you know what to do...

KingArthur
02-03-2009, 06:07 PM
thank you guys for all ur support,it is clear to me what i have to do now

Southpaw16BF
02-04-2009, 01:34 PM
Heres some boxers who have smoked (Past or Present)

.Carlos Monzon
.Daniel Zaragoza
.Ricardo Mayorga

Ray Robinson later in his career smoked marijuana.
Sam Langford liked a Cigar, it is belived.

I think some of very the old school liked a Cigar.

Salvatrucho
02-04-2009, 03:59 PM
Heres some boxers who have smoked (Past or Present)

.Carlos Monzon
.Daniel Zaragoza
.Ricardo Mayorga

Ray Robinson later in his career smoked marijuana.


Would smoking marijuana once a week derail all the hard work a boxer puts in during the week?

MJ406
02-05-2009, 12:13 AM
damn it i thought this was going to be a thread about weed.

lol. yeah because smoking weed is so cool

even Michael Phelps does it.

that alone almost makes me want to go out and smoke a blunt.

almost.

**to TS good luck on cigg quitting, it's all about will power.

Lovely
02-05-2009, 01:09 AM
Would smoking marijuana once a week derail all the hard work a boxer puts in during the week?
yeah i blazed like 5 times over a 2 week boxing break and it ****ed my conditioning so hard.


its either quit smoking cigarettes or dont be a boxer. your choice. i made it.

Domey
02-05-2009, 03:08 AM
I use to smoke, started very young. I was fighting the entire time. It was very hard and really would put alot of stress on my lungs. I wouldn't call it a fatigue, as I would say a chest pain. Even after quitting, it takes a long time for that **** to get out of your lungs.

I would suggest quiting as soon as you can, just as any other athlete should quit smoking.

KILLA RIGHT
02-05-2009, 03:56 AM
Damn and i tought i had a problem i smoked about a pack a month. But now that i have been clean a month i can tell a huge diffrence

Domey
02-05-2009, 03:59 AM
Damn and i tought i had a problem i smoked about a pack a month. But now that i have been clean a month i can tell a huge diffrence

Pack a month? That's not even smoking! =)

I started fighting when I was 8. I use to steal cigarettes and **** from my grandmother, but I didn't fully start smoking(Having my own packs daily) till I was about 12. I smoked atleast a pack a day till I was 18, and I was fighting the entire time.

The only thing I had on my side that helped was how much road work I did, and the fact that I was young so my jacked up horomoned ass could handle it.

Pork Chop
02-06-2009, 08:55 AM
I have a very similar situation to Trrmo; except for the social aspect.
I only smoked on the weekends, when I drank (pack a month smoker like KILLA RIGHT).
My biggest issue was that I was getting sick about once a month.
The smoking didn't hurt me so much in the gym, but it prevented my body from recuperating properly after hard workouts; which was part of the reason I was getting sick. Alcohol and cigs both leach your body of vitamins and weaken your immune system.

I do have it a little easier than Trrmo as my wife is pregnant and she used to be my favorite drinking buddy. Now neither of us can drink and it's working out pretty well.
I think 09's gonna be my year.

estbn
02-06-2009, 10:50 PM
Well if that isnt the dumbest post Ive ever seen (no offense) :P

It takes time for an addiction to set in. Its really hard to quit if you dont have a strong enough reason, for me that reason was boxing.

I smoked since I was 16 till I was 21 (so 5 years) and I got to the point where I smoked about 3/4 a pack a day at least. I decided if I wasnt mentally tough enough to quit cold turkey I wasnt tough enough to get in the ring, I had to either quit smoking or quit boxing. I tried countless times before to quit but I never had a reason until I got this idea in my head to box. You have to have inspiration not desperation to break a habit. If your desperate, the desperation fades as quick as it rears its head and you never succeed, but, if you are inspired then you will tough it out and do it no matter what.

Oh yeah that makes a lot of more sense. I don't know much about cigars and addictions to it so i knew i may say something ignorant anyway.

MJ406
02-07-2009, 06:36 PM
well the key word there is addiction. your not gonna get hooked on cigarettes after smoking a couple. Very unlikely.

hell with me it was one and done... first cigg I inhaled ran a bit, and my lungs were on fire. Haven't inhaled since.

but some just get hooked easier and addictions are harder to beat for some people.

and im a full supporter of smoking, just not a self advocate.

shyboirank#1
02-08-2009, 05:39 PM
haha sounds like ricardo mayorga smoking cigars after his fights idk if you saw the match when it ended and larry merchant gave him a cigar to smoke:)

nystate0fm1nd
02-09-2009, 10:14 AM
Answering the threads name, Ricardo Mayorga smokes like nobody does.

this may not help you, but if you really want to take boxing serious you need to stop it now. I dont get why is so hard for people to stop smoking. Like 2 years ago i remember i smoked 3 cigs in one day and the next day i didn't even care and didn't it anymore. Why some people get so addctive with it ?? it's unbelievable to me (no offense).

Because they keep doing it. After you start doing it a lot you become addicted and you can't do anything without them.

SeattleProdigy
02-14-2009, 05:15 PM
i smoked marijuanna before i boxed a friend that also goes to my gym when im high i got cat like reflexes and super speed and power but no stamina..... gah!

mike tyson blazed and he was still beastin.

MonsieurGeorges
02-15-2009, 08:24 PM
i smoked marijuanna before i boxed a friend that also goes to my gym when im high i got cat like reflexes and super speed and power but no stamina..... gah!

mike tyson blazed and he was still beastin.

are you sure you weren't just high?

Rockin'
02-15-2009, 08:35 PM
dude, there are so many fighters that have smoked cigareetes, cigars and Im sure some other stuff. World champions have done it.

Granted, it would seem easier to fight with out them but if you are a smoker you can still do it. If your in the gym giving 100% everyday you can work past it and through it. It will be harder but it can be done........Rockin':boxing:

Spacey1991
02-15-2009, 08:36 PM
Man I've been smoking for five years now and I've started boxing for about three months. I've cut down on how many cigs I used to smoke (used to be one pack a day which is 20 cigs now I smoke 10 cigs a day) but my trainer is telling me I better stop; i need to stop. He's telling I have a lot of potential but I cant reach it without the right conditioning and I cant reach that while I'm smoking............anyone been throught this and please help me quit.

I don't smoke... and obliviously don't want to, but my advise would me to go cold turkey... I know easier said than done but you gotta put up with it, because cutting down would mean u still smoking a few for the next couple of months.

Try to go cold turkey, say to yourself its for your own good... even if your ratty for the next couple of months it doesn't matter you can take that out on Boxing.

legitballa77200
02-15-2009, 08:38 PM
i wouldnt bet on any fighter that smoked .

Rockin'
02-15-2009, 08:40 PM
i wouldnt bet on any fighter that smoked .

would you have bet on Jake Lamotta?...............Rockin':boxing:

Southpaw Stinger
02-15-2009, 09:04 PM
would you have bet on Jake Lamotta?...............Rockin':boxing:

Lamotta had a curry in the hotel room, then a smoke in the dressing room and then during the fight between rounds, he'd have liquor. My kind of guy.

Rockin'
02-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Lamotta had a curry in the hotel room, then a smoke in the dressing room and then during the fight between rounds, he'd have liquor. My kind of guy.

He definately would have been an interesting guy to hang out with, your right.

Smoking a cigarette does not mean that you will never be world champion. It does mean that you are going to have to put in extra work to negate the negative effects, but it can be done.

I would never recommend that a fighter smokes cigareetes but these are fighters, atheletes of a different breed with many coming from situations that a middle class kid or even man could not even comprehend. Fighters are people and they do as they will to get through.

Ofcourse I must state the obvious, that the surgeon general has determined that it is unhealthy to smoke cigarettes if your are pregnant...........Rockin':boxing:

Southpaw Stinger
02-15-2009, 09:13 PM
And he'd be home in time to beat the wife. Only Jake could get away with that.

I try it again and I'm off to jail...

xfiles
02-15-2009, 09:43 PM
Man I've been smoking for five years now and I've started boxing for about three months. I've cut down on how many cigs I used to smoke (used to be one pack a day which is 20 cigs now I smoke 10 cigs a day) but my trainer is telling me I better stop; i need to stop. He's telling I have a lot of potential but I cant reach it without the right conditioning and I cant reach that while I'm smoking............anyone been throught this and please help me quit.

One word, Zyban, Get to know it. And when you do quit remember this. One is too many and 1 million is not enough. Good luck.

xfiles
02-15-2009, 09:55 PM
dude, there are so many fighters that have smoked cigareetes, cigars and Im sure some other stuff. World champions have done it.

Granted, it would seem easier to fight with out them but if you are a smoker you can still do it. If your in the gym giving 100% everyday you can work past it and through it. It will be harder but it can be done........Rockin':boxing:

That's bull**** unless you're blessed with superhuman lungs.

Rockin'
02-16-2009, 12:45 PM
That's bull**** unless you're blessed with superhuman lungs.

Bull****????? You have no clue...............Rockin':boxing:

Spacey1991
02-16-2009, 01:44 PM
Bull****????? You have no clue...............Rockin':boxing:

I understand the point your trying to get across, Rockin'... you are saying it isn't impossible to smoke and Box, because other people have done it.

However you must admit that smoking definitely isn't a good thing to do... especially while training, smoking is a choice... not something you HAVE to live doing all of your life, so the best option is obviously to kick that addiction.

Whether or not others have done it... it is best to not do it because smoking always has a negative affect on you and you are always better off without it. I respect your opinion and all but you gotta admit that facts are facts... and the fact is that smoking is not good for you, especially in a sport like Boxing.

Rockin'
02-16-2009, 01:51 PM
I understand the point your trying to get across, Rockin'... you are saying it isn't impossible to smoke and Box, because other people have done it. However you must admit that smoking definitely isn't a good thing to do... especially while training, smoking is a choice... not something you HAVE to live doing all of your life, so the best option is obviously to kick that addiction.

Whether or not others have done it... it is best to not do it because smoking always has a negative affect on you and you are always better off without it. I respect your opinion and all but you gotta admit that facts are facts... and the fact is that smoking is not good for you, especially in a sport like Boxing.


I understand where you are coming from and your right that it is best not to smoke if you want to fight. But say that there is a 19 yr old out there who wants to fight but is a smoker. Constantly tell them that they cant and they will soon begin to believe it.

While it is not best it can and has been done by some very formidable fighters. If you want to fight I would definately recommend quitting, but to say that somebody cant just because they smoke is not right..................Rockin':boxing:

Spacey1991
02-16-2009, 01:57 PM
I understand where you are coming from and your right that it is best not to smoke if you want to fight. But say that there is a 19 yr old out there who wants to fight but is a smoker. Constantly tell them that they cant and they will soon begin to believe it.

While it is not best it can and has been done by some very formidable fighters. If you want to fight I would definately recommend quitting, but to say that somebody cant just because they smoke is rediculous..................Rockin':boxing:

Yeah, I understand what your saying... "it is recommended not too obviously however it still isn't impossible because others have done it before" is the point your trying to get across? Which I agree with.

Rockin'
02-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Yeah, I understand what your saying... "it is recommended not too obviously however it still isn't impossible because others have done it before" is the point your trying to get across? Which I agree with.

yeah, that what I was saying. I was a smoker while fighting. I kept it to myself for the most part. I do believe that my trainjer knew but not really anybody else. if you told jackie or anybody in the gym that I was a smoker they never would have believed it. I sparred more rounds, and hard rounds at that, than anybody in the place and worked harder on the floor for endless rounds. It can be done.

I hit you back for the karma, thanks man.................Rockin'

KILLA RIGHT
02-16-2009, 02:53 PM
I had stopped smoking for 2 months but i actually smoked a total of 4 cigs in 3 days. I wont smoke anymore but u guys think this will have a affect on me?

Spacey1991
02-16-2009, 04:34 PM
I had stopped smoking for 2 months but i actually smoked a total of 4 cigs in 3 days. I wont smoke anymore but u guys think this will have a affect on me?

Well, I misunderstand what you are asking... but if what you are asking is will the 4 cigarettes take a massive toll on you then I think I can say no, it wouldn't make a massive difference as long as you don't make a habit of it and don't have any more... because if you are consistent in smoking cigarettes then it will take a toll on your body.

As I said, the 4 cigarettes probably wouldn't have done any harm... but if you keep smoking regularly then it will definitely have a negative affect on you, so my advice would be to count your losses, learn from your mistake, and move on... considering yourself happy that you haven't let it get out of hand.

So that is my answer if that was the question... hope it helped (well I tried to anyway). :)

KILLA RIGHT
02-17-2009, 12:27 AM
Thanx man. But it didn't really have a affect on me i ran great today

Rnizio1
02-17-2009, 09:47 PM
If you really want to box then quit smoking. I currently quit smoking to get into boxing.I also started to work out alot as well.