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Old 12-04-2012, 04:43 PM
Mike_R
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Default Past Prime fighters + Too Many Tattoos

Has anyone not noticed this? How many big name fighters in recent memory have become ridiculously inked up (too) late in their careers?

Cotto for example just this last weekend- wtf is going on there? It seems like he has 30% more of himself covered in tattoos every time I see him fight and he has declined in proportion to getting more work done.

Shane Mosley is probably the other super obvious example I can think of. Kelly Pavlik as well. Ricky Hatton a couple weeks ago I noticed had more tattoos.

And then you look at Floyd and he's still untouched by losses as well as body art. It must be a confidence thing- right?

Can anyone think of other examples? Is this just the equivalent of a boxer's career mid-life crisis type of thing? It's an interesting pattern to me.
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