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Gay Boxers?

  • SoDakGuy Posts: 1862
    QUOTE May 11, 2007 3:15 PM GMT
    Besides me, are there any other gay boxers out there?
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    QUOTE May 11, 2007 5:02 PM GMT
    Right here. Boxing and Muay Thai.
  • TallGWMvballe... Posts: 1925
    QUOTE May 11, 2007 5:04 PM GMT
    There are many gay fighters in the NHB cage fighting circuit,,,and I studied Karate (Tang Soo Do) for many years myself.
  • marko313 Posts: 47
    QUOTE May 11, 2007 9:38 PM GMT
    Im one, i do MMA
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    QUOTE May 12, 2007 7:35 AM GMT
    boxed div 1 in my undergrad years not too long ago. i graduated, but i still love the sport...
  • SoDakGuy Posts: 1862
    QUOTE May 15, 2007 9:26 PM GMT
    So, do any of you still box in a ring?
  • wc2boy Posts: 36
    QUOTE May 15, 2007 10:55 PM GMT
    I do Muay Thai (it's starting to become really popular in the UK - there is even a gay friendly camp in London).

    A couple of my friends were amateur boxers but they felt they had to leave that behind when they came out - the boxing community was so homophobic they genuinely thought they would be killed. It's really sad.
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    QUOTE May 16, 2007 12:50 AM GMT
    SoDakGuy- yea I still box in a ring.

    I'm also not out at my gym. There are a few homophobic guys there and I figure it's better to lay low and keep the peace.
  • hotversguy Posts: 155
    QUOTE May 18, 2007 6:20 AM GMT
    i walk by Gleason's every day and dream....
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    QUOTE Jun 17, 2007 2:07 PM GMT
    There are a lot of us out there. I've been boxing for more than 20 years and have met a lot of gay fighters (not pros, just recreational or amateur boxers). I trained at a club in DC where more than half of us were gay. In the early 1990s there were several gay boxing tournaments in the Bay Area called the Rainbow Gloves. I competed in one of them. Many unsuccessful attempts have been made to get boxing into the Gay Games. Don't know what the problem is. I still train and spar (in a ring) at Trinity Boxing Club in Manhattan and hope to box until I can't hold up my hands any more.
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    QUOTE Jul 04, 2007 10:21 AM GMT
    There certainly are other gay boxers out there - and KO, the last poster, is an old friend! I'm a coach at a big Amateur Club in the UK and the guys know I'm gay and couldn't care less. It's not an issue. I still spar regularly and when in the USA train at the clubs in NYC and DC where KO trains (or trained) and it's not an issue there either.
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    QUOTE Jul 04, 2007 10:52 AM GMT
    I am not a gay boxer eventhough I wish I am. But I do love (more like fanatic) Muay Thai. I have collection of CDs . Each time I when to Thailand , going to Muay Thai competition is a must.
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    QUOTE Sep 10, 2007 1:15 AM GMT
    i am boxing is so my thing
  • MikemikeMike Posts: 6583
    QUOTE Sep 12, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    Not a gay man, but "go John Duddy!!"" Gotta respect his last fight.
  • jock_1 Posts: 1403
    QUOTE Sep 12, 2007 12:40 AM GMT
    never boxed, but like to wrestle and starting martial arts training
  • Blkboxer Posts: 1
    QUOTE Sep 30, 2007 3:50 AM GMT

    Hay! I am in Norfolk Va lookin for someone in to boxing work out(in body work) I am 5`7/169lbs/built/Athlete tone/SLim/blkbmale. lookin for any slim or athlete guy that r in shape to sparrd with me.If interstady look me up....
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    QUOTE Oct 21, 2007 3:05 AM GMT
    I'm looking to get into boxing... dunno if there's anything where I live, though lol
  • flex556 Posts: 2
    QUOTE Oct 21, 2007 3:21 PM GMT
    Been boxing since I was 19, train at a str8 gym but I have sparred and trained alot of gay guys thru the yrs.
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    QUOTE Dec 02, 2007 3:27 AM GMT
    Competition is a need not a fetish. When I fight is never about sex but to measure my strength with another man. I have the ultimate respect for ma opponent... but I do wanna win always.
  • schnauzer Posts: 1
    QUOTE Dec 25, 2007 2:53 PM GMT
    icon_biggrin.gifyeah right here schnauzer
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    QUOTE Jan 03, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Something me'n a sparring partner found out: Volleyball court = great training spot for boxing, lotta other general stuff too. Something about working on the sand made me speed up a ton, it was great. Get some weird marks on you from hitting the sand hard too many times, though (we did a lot of throwing and stuff, too).
  • SoDakGuy Posts: 1862
    QUOTE Jan 17, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    I'm having problems (Well, last night I did) getting into the guy, popping him in the ribs and then immediately giving him a hook to the face.

    Do any of you have some issues in boxing that comes up from time to time?
  • Glover69UK Posts: 3
    QUOTE Jan 27, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    Hi lads,

    Great forum thread. I'm Keith and I'm from London. I've box and I love it. I'm sure that there are a whole load of curious and covertly gay blokes who box. It's just that they're not obvious and choose to keep it under wraps because they think it will affect their image. We know that's not true, of course. The fact that we prefer guys to birds (English slang for girls. LOL) doesn't mean we're bot masculine and can't hold our own in a fight, does it?

    I'm intrigued about the whole UFC thing. You may know that UFC 80 was staged in Newcastle and I watched it back on video. I've heard the rumours that a number of fighters on the circuit are gay/ bi. Any truth to that do you think, lads?

    By the way, if you do box, please feel free to message me. Be great to chat with you.

    Cheers, fellas.

  • boxerterry Posts: 1
    QUOTE Jun 23, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    HEY GUYS. SERIOUS BOXER 5'8, 190, SHAVED HEAD GO-TEE HERE IN LOS ANGELES. I AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WORK OUT PARTNERS AND SPARRING PARTNERS ...I AM GAY AND OUT AND TOUGH. I HAVE ACCESS TO BOXING RING AND LOTS OF GEAR SO HIT ME UP IF YOUR INTERESTED OR HEADING INTO LOS ANGLES AND WE CAN SWAP SOME LEATHER & SWEAT.
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    QUOTE Jun 24, 2008 12:19 AM GMT
    Getting back in to it again!!!