View Full Version : Jobs before they became boxers?

06-11-2009, 07:26 PM
Does anyone know any jobs some of the boxers had before they actually become professional?

06-11-2009, 07:32 PM
Prison inmates rank high on the list. Or does that not count...

Thread Stealer
06-11-2009, 07:46 PM
Glen Johnson was a construction worker while he boxed for most of his career. He was like the great majority of pro fighters who didn't get paid enough from the sport and had to work full-time in addition to boxing.

Hasim Rahman= drug crew enforcer
Freddie Pendleton= employee at a deli
Marvin Hagler= construction worker
Mike Tyson= mugger

Kinetic Linking
06-11-2009, 08:02 PM
great idea for a thread.
bernard hopkins - prison inmate
mike tyson - little old lady puncher, crack house burglar
marquez - accountant
ray robinson - boxing club janitor, street dancer
willie pep - street shoe shiner and corner defender
muhammad ali - never had any other job
jack dempsey - miner, lumberjack, hobo, pimp, possible professional "breaker in" of new whores at a club
manny pacquiao - sold stolen cigarettes in the street
joe louis - carried blocks of ice up stairs
max baer - career big meat carcasses for a butcher
ray leonard - grocery bagger
bob fitzsimmons - blacksmith
ghost with hammer in his hand little dude - miner from early age
rocky marciano - failed baseball player

06-12-2009, 04:23 AM
Librado Andrade - Worked in a Jack in the Box
Carlos Baldomir - Sold feather dusters on the streets of Santa Fe
Evander Holyfield - Lifeguard
Joe Frazier - Worked in a meat factory

06-12-2009, 05:35 AM
Ricky Hatton - carpet fitter

06-12-2009, 05:45 AM
Ricky Hatton - carpet fitter

Until he cut one of his fingers and his Dad thought it was too dangerous for him.


06-12-2009, 05:51 AM
Until he cut one of his fingers and his Dad thought it was too dangerous for him.



06-13-2009, 04:11 AM
Ingmar Johansson - Paver. He worked whits laying briks for ge of 15.

06-13-2009, 07:01 AM
marco antonio barrera= law student and accountant i think

Bhop= 50 cent with some extra change

Mike Tyson= cameo on " THE HANGOVER"

DE La HOYA=selling hair gel in MEXICO to make himself look cool.

MOSLEY= selling Herba Life or thats what they call it.

PWILL= getting kittens out of trees

Arreola= punking everyone for their menudo at the house

Ali= being bad ass and being his own stunt double in his own movie. he was the Ricardo Mayorga of smack talking with some serious skills and movement.

this is all satire because all boxers primary jobs are to provide us with some good ass fights. all fights should be like Haglar hearns or corrales castillio.