View Full Version : Is anyone here a boxer, but smokes cigarettes?


KingTito
09-15-2009, 08:34 PM
I'm just curious. I know Ricardo Mayorga did.

RiZo is Gay
09-15-2009, 10:48 PM
Im far from professional,
Im down the gym five days a week,
doing cardio and weights and i do boxing three evenings a week,
i smoke 15-20 cigarettes a day

sukhenkoy
09-16-2009, 12:11 AM
I'm almost not professional, and haven't had any fights but I spar and train regularly. I smoke about 8-10 a day.

The only good thing I can think of when it comes to cigarettes is that it helps me to lose weight when I need to watch my diet.

Equilibrium
09-16-2009, 10:41 AM
Started boxing at 14 and i smoked until i was 21, i had a couple of amature fights at 17-19. So yes its possible, but it sure is a disadvantage.

If you want to go anywhere with boxing you should stop that asap, but if you just want to train to get in better shape, do whatever you want.

MonkeyEarMuffs
09-16-2009, 01:16 PM
I know a few boxers that smoke. It's all about controlling how much you smoke vs. how much you work out. Ultimately all smoking is going to take a toll on your "wind" but if you do your roadwork and try to keep smoking at a minimum, you should be fine. Keep in mind that up till about the early 80's a huge amount of people smoked. IN the 50's something like 80 of the male population smoked at least casually, and you can bet your ass a lot of boxers smoked. In the 20's and 30's almost all guys smoked and I have read of champions who smoked quite a bit when they were not training for a bout.

I personally will smoke only on weekends and no more that 3 a day. I average about 4 or 5 smokes a week.

lilevil
09-16-2009, 08:30 PM
if you are serious i recomend chew.

Magician
09-17-2009, 02:35 AM
There are actually nicottine electric cigarettes. Yes, I am not joking! I saw it at the mall, a stall where people were selling them.

Nothing harmful is in it and it produces no scent (a little bit of smoke tho for some reason? nothing staining or smelly). What is in the cigarette is nicottine (why you're addicted/loving cigarettes). Take advantage of technology and get one of these things.

Kinda lame and corny, but you'll feel better (you'll be smoking (artificially), be healthier and it'll be easier to train).

Dynamite Glove
09-17-2009, 07:06 PM
You meatslaps have managed to find the single good thing about the training and nutrition forum, the discounts on title boxing, and sausage-slapped it up. Give yourselves a big pat on the head, you guys have been a real pantload.

sukhenkoy
09-17-2009, 07:59 PM
You meatslaps have managed to find the single good thing about the training and nutrition forum, the discounts on title boxing, and sausage-slapped it up. Give yourselves a big pat on the head, you guys have been a real pantload.

It is one thread in a forum that produces about 5 new threads on average, a day. On top of that, it is something different from the typical "I'm starting out, what weight should I be at" or "What foods should I eat to lose weight" thread that we see about 5 times a week.

BennyST
09-18-2009, 04:26 AM
Not when I was actually fighting, but training now still, I do. Maybe fifteen or so a day. Terrible ****ing habit, don't bother with it. Mayorga is not a good guy to think "Yeah, he can do it then so can I!" if that's what you're even thinking or anything.... :dunno:

It is quite a supremely stupid habit really, and I'm just waiting for the day that I actually want to give up. But, I can't ever see myself fighting again so it's not too much concern but I'll just have to make sure I'm done with it before anything health problems pop up.

Doctor_Tenma
09-18-2009, 04:32 AM
Not when I was actually fighting, but training now still, I do. Maybe fifteen or so a day. Terrible ****ing habit, don't bother with it. Mayorga is not a good guy to think "Yeah, he can do it then so can I!" if that's what you're even thinking or anything.... :dunno:

It is quite a supremely stupid habit really, and I'm just waiting for the day that I actually want to give up. But, I can't ever see myself fighting again so it's not too much concern but I'll just have to make sure I'm done with it before anything health problems pop up.

Serious serious question and no, I'm not joking. Do those anti-smoke commercials make you go for a smoke?

BennyST
09-18-2009, 04:42 AM
Serious serious question and no, I'm not joking. Do those anti-smoke commercials make you go for a smoke?

Well, put it this way... I ignore the message deliberately because I don't want to think about having lung cancer and all that **** (not that I think it will ever happen to me, you know?:lol1:.....:nonono:), and then I have 'cigarettes/smoking' on the brain from ignoring it so it's highly probable that they do. I don't really watch TV at all though so I don't see them much...

To give an exact answer though, I have never really noticed if they have or not, so I can't answer properly but I would still think they do. You know, they're like alcohol ads for young guys to stay off the booze and binge drinking. They don't work, and they're basically a promotion to say "Hey, lots and lots of kids drink, so we want to stop it" which then gets them thinking about going out and getting hammered and smashing **** and beating people up... You know?

I say that because where I live there is a massive campaign going on about street violence and booze because the street violence, gangs of little ****s all pissed etc etc is so rampant here that there are commercials and all sorts of stuff about it everywhere, all the time. On TV, headlining the newspaper each week etc etc. So yeah, I would say so.

Edit: Hey man, I just noticed that it says you joined in April this year only? What the deal with that? You've been here way longer than that.

Alexandros
09-18-2009, 04:45 AM
i smoke every other day... i just cant help it lol at least its improving compared last year i smoke like a pack day.

Doctor_Tenma
09-18-2009, 04:45 AM
Well, put it this way... I ignore the message deliberately because I don't want to think about having lung cancer and all that ****, and then I have 'cigarettes/smoking' on the brain from ignoring it so it's highly probable that they do. I don't really watch TV at all though so I don't see them much...

To give an exact answer though, I have never really noticed if they have or not, so I can't answer properly but I would still think they do. You know, they're like alcohol ads for young guys to stay off the booze and binge drinking. They don't work, and they're basically a promotion to say "Hey, lots and lots of kids drink, so we want to stop it" which then gets them thinking about going out and getting hammered and smashing **** and beating people up... You know?

I say that because where I live there is a massive campaign going on about street violence and booze because the street violence, gangs of little ****s all pissed etc etc is so rampant here that there are commercials and all sorts of stuff about it everywhere. So yeah, I would say so.

I have a Mexican neighbor who tells me, they make him want to go for a smoke. Asked because I wanted to know if that was rare. It's doesn't surprise me either, I honestly don't believe it works.

Doctor_Tenma
09-18-2009, 04:46 AM
i smoke every other day... i just cant help it lol at least its improving compared last year i smoke like a pack day.

Anti-Smoke commercials, do they make you go for a smoke also?

BennyST
09-18-2009, 04:58 AM
I have a Mexican neighbor who tells me, they make him want to go for a smoke. Asked because I wanted to know if that was rare. It's doesn't surprise me either, I honestly don't believe it works.

Nah man, they don't work. Seriously, unless you truly want to give up, and no commercial is going to make you want too, that type of **** hardly even registers.

When I see people trying every type of thing to give up possible I just know that they don't truly want to give up, they just think they should. The first time I gave up it was so easy because I really, really wanted to. It wasn't like I thought "Ahh man, I should give up. Stupid habit", you know?

Doctor_Tenma
09-18-2009, 05:05 AM
Nah man, they don't work. Seriously, unless you truly want to give up, and no commercial is going to make you want too, that type of **** hardly even registers.

When I see people trying every type of thing to give up possible I just know that they don't truly want to give up, they just think they should. The first time I gave up it was so easy because I really, really wanted to. It wasn't like I thought "Ahh man, I should give up. Stupid habit", you know?

Never smoked before, never been tempted to try neither. My neighbor though, smokes ALL THE TIME, he can't stop. We hang out and every 20-30 mins, he wants to start smoking.



Your going for your 3K post.

Spartacus Sully
09-18-2009, 05:32 AM
Smoking Ciggs causes a Vitamin A Deficiency and it just so happens that vitamin A is one of the main vitamins used in repairing your lungs. For any one out there that smokes i really recommend taking a multi vitamin or some kind of vitamin a supplement.

S31KOU
09-23-2009, 07:55 PM
nah man i am 14 year old am and i can tell you that that s*** is poison

*Jean_Pierre*
09-23-2009, 08:24 PM
I dont smoke, well, have to admit I sneak a couple of menthols after a hard photo shoot.

sukhenkoy
09-24-2009, 04:25 AM
I dont smoke, well, have to admit I sneak a couple of menthols after a hard photo shoot.

I bet it helps keep you lean though.

*Jean_Pierre*
09-24-2009, 10:24 AM
I bet it helps keep you lean though.

No, thats a copout alot of other models use. I keep lean from intense boxercise and high speed non-contact sparring. Also my daily eating habits such as my avocado and banana cous-cous for breakfast, and ultra-slim shake after workouts.

VipersThunder
09-24-2009, 11:00 PM
Zyban works for quitting.