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View Poll Results: A boxer with a degree is a BETTER boxer?
Yes 10 58.82%
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:51 AM
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Audley Harrison became the first Briton since Chris Finnegan to win a boxing gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He graduated from Brunel in 1999 with a BSc honours degree in Sport Sciences with Leisure Management.

During his studies Audley was able to take time to achieve his sporting goals. He took advantage of this with great effect, forging a successful path through the amateur ranks, winning gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, taking first place at the Acropolis Cup in Greece in 2000, and establishing himself as a serious contender for Sydney. Whilst at Brunel, he showed his commitment to his sport and to his community by running a boxing club for fellow students and local youngsters.

In the final at the Games, he was battling an injury to his knuckle as well as his opponent, Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov of Kazakhstan. Nevertheless, he ran out a comfortable victor with 30 points to 16.

He was honoured with an MBE in the 2000-2001 New Year's Honours List, and turned professional, joining forces with the BBC to bring boxing back to a terrestrial audience. He formed "A-Force Promotions" to manage Audley Harrison promotions and fights, demonstrating considerable business acumen.

In his first professional year Audley won all three of his fights to lay the foundations of his professional career. In 2002, he came up with five impressive victories. The last of these, a two minute and nine second demolition of the American, Shawn Robinson, marked Audley's US debut.

Audley has achieved outstanding results in sport and in business and the University is proud to be honouring him today.

February 2003
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:07 AM
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I suppose discussion about education and degrees is beyond the 'hard core' mayweather fans who love to 'thug'
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:06 AM
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Well i think it ok to study for a degree after your pro boxing career is finished, or before but not while you are actually a boxer. Look at audley. Probably studied for his degree to hard and forgot to train. My mistake he got his degree before he became pro didnt he?

Never became a champion, but did get a degree. So he achieved one of his goals.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:12 AM
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Good. It's better to have knowledge outside boxing so in case you retire in boxing, you can earn living with other profession.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:19 AM
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how can having a degree ever be a bad thing?
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:25 AM
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it has nothing too do with how your boxing career will go
it might help you when you retire
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:38 AM
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it has nothing too do with how your boxing career will go
it might help you when you retire
an educated man, will make better decisions in the ring and on his match-making
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:41 AM
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an educated man, will make better decisions in the ring and on his match-making
like i said,its highly unlikely it will ever help you in your career
you think the klitschkos own the HW division because they have degrees? no
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:42 AM
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Ike Ibeabuchi has 2 college degrees now.Both of them in prison.

Yet he still was denied parole 3 times.
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i don't know wheter it makes em better, but i do like em better

and i think it's good for the sport to. most people think boxers and fighters in general are knuckle dragging cave men that don't know how to add and multiply
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