View Full Version : Do education do most pro boxers have?

07-23-2011, 09:58 AM
Something i just wonder if any of the famous boxers out there are school drop outs or have a serious education of any form in case there boxing career didnt work out, anyone?

07-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Juan Diaz is going Law school.

07-26-2011, 10:00 AM
Aren't the Klitschkos doctors in sports medicine?

07-26-2011, 02:20 PM
Marco Antonio Barrera
Klitschko (both)
Juan Manuel Marquez

All have degrees.

Auidley Harrison
Calvin Brock

Are intelligent, educated guys to.

07-27-2011, 08:06 AM
Alot of pro boxers nowadays box full time on top of going to college/ university.

07-27-2011, 09:06 AM
In the Boxing Greatest Workout book, Miguel Cotto said he was in University.

Sorta off topic, some Thai boxers also have a University graduate certificate. Saw a picture of a Thai boxer that I can't remember his name taking a graduate photo (had the gown and everything).

07-27-2011, 10:41 AM
i had the same exact question as you, i always thought most boxers ended up dropping out of middle/high schools. my dad told me that in order to become a great fighter, you'll need to quit school so you could concentrate on your training. is that true? is it possible to become a great boxer by going to college thats participating in NCBA matches?

07-27-2011, 11:31 AM
JMM used to be an accountant.

07-28-2011, 04:42 AM
this is their job, they spend all day on boxing, they have been since they were kids. how the hell are they supposed to make a career in politics or something? some have done this (klitschkos etc) but if boxing is your thing and everything evolves around boxing you cant really do anything else and become the next einstein. doesnt mean they are dumb or anything

07-28-2011, 05:29 AM
I think it has more to do with the fact that boxing is an inner city sport.

07-29-2011, 02:30 AM
No academic skills are required for this.Its a god gifted talent and friends which creates its own market and demand if you can properly channelize this.

07-30-2011, 02:37 PM
Takes all types. Cleverly was a fulltime student/boxer until recently. Both K bros are Ph.D.s. Juan Diaz is going to law school/boxing. Edison Miranda ghrew up homeless.