Gay Boxers?

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    Jun 25, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    1969er saidPhotobucket

    I'm so pissed you beat me to it.

    But, I'd have picked something stretchier.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jun 25, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    I have my first amateur fight this summer. I'm excited!!

    Say ... I'm heading to Chicago. Where are some gyms in the Boystown area I can use that has bags for practice?
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    Jul 15, 2008 6:53 AM GMT
    I fought 4 years in HS and still own the record as being the only undefeated boxer ever to fight in my HS. I also fought in college, and never lost, but I came much closer to being beaten in college than I ever did in HS. I am not the best boxer, by far, but I was the most determined never to lose. Never did, though I fought some brutal fights and if the judges had awarded them to my opponents, I would have understood. Such is the fight game.
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    Jul 15, 2008 7:05 AM GMT
    They would never make boxing part of the Gay Games...
    But if they ever did, I would come out of 20 years retirement to fight again. Definitely. 45yo's old, and I would take on all comers, any weight, any age.

    I fought at 160's. Roughly middleweight. I fought heavyweights in HS. I definitely would give it a shot. 180's now, but built bigger than I was in HS.

    MMA? I just took on a 25yo Jui-jutsu guy and pummeled him. He had no stand up game at all. Maybe on the ground he would have dominated me, but he never had a chance. He was a Gracie- guy that never had been hit in the face.
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    Jul 22, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    I'm an [amateur] boxer, in NYC.

    The homophobia sucks in boxing community cause otherwise most boxers are actually super nice, down-to-earth people. It doesn't seem worth the grief to "come out" in the sport honestly, even though I came out in high school in a rather public way. And for the most part, it doesn't even really come up, boxers like to talk about boxing and that's just fine by me, but there is always homophobic crap tossed around too, and I hate biting my tongue.

    And... I'm out in every other aspect of my life, so I get a little nervous because NYC, as anyone lives here can tell you, can be extremely small and it wouldn't surprise me if the two worlds inadvertently mixed at some point. I've brought dates to fights and even my ex to work out with me at the gym once.

    Still, boxing's the best sport in the world, and I've found there are a surprising number of gay men in sport, including ex-military boxers and I even met a UFC fighter and Olympian. So, we are around, we just keep a low profile.

    I *wish* the Gay Games would do boxing events!!
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    Jul 22, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    By the way, there's a new book out I'm reading about the most famous gay boxer of all time, Emile Griffith:

    http://www.amazon.com/NINE-TEN-OUT-Worlds-Emile-Griffith/dp/0979994721
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    Aug 18, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    Emile Griffith was a fantastic boxer but I would not call him the most famous boxer of all time. Ali, Robinson, definitely Louis, my idol Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler and one of the all time greats, Jack Johnson who was untouchable and so far beyond any of his competition, Sugar Ray Leanord who really was special in his prime, Marciano who was famous for never losing but in reality was not so great, Ezzard Charles who was great but under rated, Willie Pep. Lots of guys more famous than Emile, but Emile was a damn good fighter. Dempsey was my fave and listed as 3rd best Heavyweight Champion by Ring Magazine. Small for a heavyweight at maybe 190lbs. but fought guys 240lbs and pummeled them. Back when the champs fought 4-5 times a year instead of once or twice like today. Started fighting in railroad yards and miner camps when rules did not apply. Just one tough fucker. Lost to Tunney in the Famous Long Count fight. A boxing classic. First time when the rules said you had to go to a neutral corner when you knocked down an opponent. Dempsey was not used to that and hovered over Tunney after decking him and it took 17 seconds for the ref to get him to a neutral corner allowing Tunney time to recover. Dempsey was living the high life and had not trained enough and gassed and lost, but still a great fight.
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    Aug 18, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    Whoops. Sorry. You said most famous "gay" boxer and in my excitement I missed that. He may have been the most famous gay boxer, but I don't think he was out during his career, but that is neither here nor there.

    I met Leon Spinks once. He was the guy who won Olympic Gold and in only his 6-7 pro fight beat Ali in the late 70's. One of the biggest upsets in boxing history, but in reality Ali had been winning fights after beating Foreman to regain the title mostly on reputation. I watched it with my Dad and actually got so excited I broke the chair I was sitting in. And then Ali beat him in the rematch which was unbelievable.

    By the time I met him he was a greeter at Mike Ditka's Steak House in Chicago in 1988 or so. Kinda sad. Now he is a janitor in St. Louis, I think, sleeping in the boiler room. SI just had a story on him. Too bad. His brother Michael made millions and held on to them.
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    Oct 25, 2008 10:41 AM GMT
    I have been into boxing on an off since my teens but didn't get into it till my late 20's, less about being gay and more about being into it as a fetish, wanting more then just a spar. I often wondered why the only gay men I met into boxing were into it as a sexual outlet. Adrenaline and Testosterone aren't exclusive to straight guys, I agree with the overall consensus that won't make you a champion street fighter but how you carry yourself in walk and confidence can avoid a lot of that too. I think learning to fight to know when and when not to is more important. I have been lucky to meet other gay men into it even if just a couple.
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    Nov 23, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
    Hey, am a boxer here in NYC. 30, 6'1, 175ish with some sparring experience. Please hit me up if you live in the City or are visiting and want to train/spar. Peace.
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    Mar 22, 2009 6:14 PM GMT
    Im boxing to, i like to make sparring at least once a week.

    I dont know any gay boxers in my city, it wolud be great have a gay friend (handsome icon_rolleyes.gif )to share this hobby.
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    Mar 22, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    Kickboxing and Tae Kwon Do. New Jersey style.icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
    Boxing is dead. MMA is the sport of the future. Coming from a former boxer that loved the sport. But it is dead. Watch an MMA fight. Way more exciting than boxing. I just watched an old Ali fight. I loved it but it was like watching dinosaurs. George St. Pierre is ten times more exciting than the best boxers. Boxing killed itself with too many titles, WBA, WBC, IBF. Tyson used to be the champ. I have no idea who is now. A Klitscho brother? Does anyone care anymore? De LaHoya? Sad and tired. Who cares? His fights are boring. Give me a good UFC card anytime.
  • MattyC0709

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    Apr 06, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
    ROFLMFAO! I can't believe I expected a thread on boxer briefs that look gay! icon_biggrin.gif

    Hmmz, not a bad idea for a new thread! icon_idea.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 12:42 PM GMT
    muttskins saidROFLMFAO! I can't believe I expected a thread on boxer briefs that look gay! icon_biggrin.gif

    Hmmz, not a bad idea for a new thread! icon_idea.gif

    Agreed! I was kinda hoping this was about gay boxer shorts myself. In fact, I'm wearing some right now, that my partner gave me for Christmas: Hawaiian print with lovely tropical flowers all over, and hula girls, and fruits, and island boys, and vacation snapshots... I could start a thread on these boxers alone. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Johnnyboytoy

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    Jun 14, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    SoDakGuy saidBesides me, are there any other gay boxers out there?


    not me, but I do like watching it
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    Jun 14, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    Another one right here!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Jun 15, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    Yay!

    BJJMMAFighter saidAnother one right here!

  • Jun 17, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    The 1st and 2nd GAY GAMES had Boxing Competitions in them, i vote that those who still box should come together and get boxing in the 2010 Gay Games...we just have to organize the competition ourselves; and i think it can be done. Any Takers? Contact Me.

  • SoDakGuy

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    Aug 04, 2009 7:57 PM GMT
    http://www.out.com/detail.asp?page=1&id=25631

    Woo hoo!

    There are other gay boxers out there! Yay! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 04, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    Check out Mikesfightshow on youtube. My ex is a boxer and regularly puts on fight shows in LA.
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    Aug 04, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    hotversguy saidi walk by Gleason's every day and dream....


    Stop into Gleasons sometime---they put on some cool competitions there. A few years ago there was a guy there who went by the name of Pinky----hilarious!
  • SoDakGuy

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    Aug 07, 2009 3:18 PM GMT


    Now this is a fight and I want to continue to learn to fight like that.
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    Aug 07, 2009 3:27 PM GMT
    I've done grappling styles of martial arts, but only slight boxing practice.
  • firecracker1

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    Aug 20, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    Boxing, Muai Thai, Submission Wrestling so MMA. Total going on 6 years, started late in life. Love it no matter how busted up I get. Anyone else in my area?