Let me suggest something to you. Make it so that you can make a living doing your job for at most 10-15 years, but probably much less and with the obvious possibility that your livelihood (and overall health) could end. finish after each day of work. But this is the good part. Whatever you do for a living, pay yourself half now. And let’s also make your job at least twice as hard as your half salary. Okay?

Do you have a problem with that? Not in line to work on terms? Are you some kind of pussy or what?

I’m sure you’ve put two and two together and realized that I’m talking about boxers. More specifically, however, I’m talking about these fan (and media) attitudes towards boxers and labeling them as “duck, chicken, etc” for some decisions. matchmaking.

It goes without saying that every boxer and his team, throughout the entire history of boxing, have played the game of risk and reward when it comes to matchmaking. People, in all ages of the sport, strive to maximize rewards and minimize risks. If you haven’t played that game, you’re probably a bankrupt practitioner paying the light bill with the proceeds of your ring. Even then, however, practitioners struggle to measure how much they can earn relative to what they are asked to sacrifice.

This is just what you MUST do if you want to make a living and provide for your family as a warrior. You have to ignore the “madness” of the fans and the media– who take no punishment whatsoever, are not accountable to you and certainly aren’t there to help you provide for your family when you I was 40 years old and no longer able to fight.

I bring all this up because the recent Jose Ramirez-Regis Prograis drama continues to go viral on social media, dragging the lifeless corpse of Ramirez’s fame behind it.

If you don’t know what happened, here’s the Cliffs Notes version.

Former double belt player Ramirez turned down a proposed junior welterweight title fight with newly crowned WBC champion Prograis, badging at the 65-35 split in favor of the champion should the match go ahead. out according to the bid price. And the wallet bid, in this case, will be made because Ramirez’s Top Rated promoter refuses to do business with Probellum, the Prograis promoter because of Probellum’s alleged relationship with the public. Irish gang leader, Daniel Kinahan.

Ramirez and his men argue that, as the boxer with the more proven charisma, he deserves a bigger split than Prograis, who has less charisma and lacks opportunities. Ramirez’s ESPN-supported revenue generation.

Ramirez has since moved on to a March 25 match against former lightweight Richard Commey. He may have made less than he would have earned taking 35% of the bid in the Prograis wallet, but he also took less risk against the more stylistically favorable Commey, who is 1-2-1 lead in his last four games.

Since that shift in business, Ramirez’s name has been in the air, with some in the media even sharing “duck” memes that focus on the native of Avena, California, who, with the style way of acting at his best and ready to go to war, has earned a reputation as a fighter in reverse style.

There’s a lot of unfairness about this situation.

On top of that, there’s no reason Ramirez should be put in a position to talk about this business decision in the first place. That’s why the man has a promoter and a manager. While the decision to fight or not to fight is ultimately up to a boxer, it is not his job to explain decisions that affect his family’s financial situation or argue his case. himself before the court of public opinion.

Every time Ramirez appears on a live social media stream to argue his side of the story and every time he gives interviews to several reporters on the matter, it’s a relationship failure. shameful public. No fighter explanation is enough. The decision to continue this Prograis fight was a business decision and to be honest, it was the right decision for him. That’s a decision I would make for a fighter I represent, especially in Ramirez’s position.

But the internet is full of pretending hardliners who always seem to know how other people should conduct their business. So the pain Ramirez received was completely predictable.

Personally, I feel a twinge in my gizzard whenever I hear someone question a boxer’s bravery or joke about ducks. If anyone really understands the risk these men and women take– both here and now and in the future in the form of neurological impairment and/or things like crippling arthritis– there’s no way they should bury them for taking care of them. own future. If someone truly knows and appreciates the hard work it takes to become a world-class boxer, they’ll understand how important it is for a boxer to make sure their business and money are okay. determined how.

However, the douching bag will be the douching bag. The sad truth is that a majority of the people who talk about how much they love boxing and respect the noble fighters of the sport, don’t really care about the boxers above and beyond. what happens in the arena. Gossip is especially frustrating because, as often happens in boxing, there is a huge double standard as to who gets hit and who gets free for the same act. But that is a topic for another day.

Yeah, I know, “Here’s what they signed up for…They know what they’re getting into.” However…let’s have some respect and understanding. No one becomes a fighter to NOT fight. No one gets through the blood, sweat and tears of a warrior’s life just because they’re cowardly. And, finally, no one should be asked to throw themselves into endless rounds of physical punishment and brain twists without adequate compensation and the right to self-determination.

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