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nrico2006

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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #6735 on: September 11, 2020, 06:42:09 PM »
More talk of a new division between CW and HW when there is a bigger need for one between LH and CW.
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« Reply #6736 on: September 16, 2020, 12:12:02 PM »
The consensus does seem to be frampton has been had here though as you say no one will come out of this well.

Frampton getting hammered over his links to MTK / Kinahan by accounts. Looks like they are trying to implode him from the inside rather than actually try and get him deported back to Ireland...on whatever charges.

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« Reply #6737 on: September 22, 2020, 08:52:57 AM »
Watch True North last night, last night episode followed boxers who had finished their career's and what they had to show for it and dealing with not being involved, Brian and Eamon Magee, Ryan Burnett and, Tyrone McKenna

I've known Eamon a brave few years, the odd drink with him back in the day,  mainly battled with him a school level and club level when he played a bit.. Last night he looked like a very old man, beat mentally and physically, lots of troubles he's brought on himself no doubt, other troubles brought to his door, is there something wrong with the Irish sporting talents that we implode?

What I hope it highlights to a  lot of people is that the money you make in boxing is limited and for some just about minimum wage when stretched out over the year, Brian Magee fought a bit longer to generate enough money to open a business, Ryan Burnett made just enough to do the same and pay off house.

Makes you wonder where all the money goes
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« Reply #6738 on: September 22, 2020, 08:58:33 AM »
Promoters I suspect. Magee a troubled soul (Eamon) and I suspect a lot moreso since what happened with his son too.

Real pity for Burnett with his career cut so short. You'd have to imagine it must be very difficult for those guys.

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« Reply #6739 on: September 22, 2020, 09:19:54 AM »

Promoters I suspect. Magee a troubled soul (Eamon) and I suspect a lot moreso since what happened with his son too.

Real pity for Burnett with his career cut so short. You'd have to imagine it must be very difficult for those guys.

It said that a boxer starting out gets around £2k from say a 4 rounder with the manager taking up to a 25% cut of that and the fighter lucky to take half of that purse home with him once everything is paid out. Itís the managers and promotors making the money as you say.


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Re: Boxing Thread
« Reply #6740 on: September 22, 2020, 10:30:11 AM »
Did Magee (Eamonn) mention he had been a millionaire?

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« Reply #6741 on: September 22, 2020, 10:35:10 AM »
Did Magee (Eamonn) mention he had been a millionaire?

Yes, I heard that at the start, was probably paid a million but not sure how much of that he got himself, that is another story....
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« Reply #6742 on: September 22, 2020, 01:28:06 PM »
Would Magee have got that much money considering the level he fought at?  Why was McKenna on the show, he is still active?  Burnett's case is pretty sad in a way, could have been Irelands most successful boxer if it wasnt for the injury. 
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« Reply #6743 on: September 22, 2020, 01:40:20 PM »
Would Magee have got that much money considering the level he fought at?  Why was McKenna on the show, he is still active?  Burnett's case is pretty sad in a way, could have been Irelands most successful boxer if it wasnt for the injury.

Not sure, during those days there was some money about for those fights with Hatton and so on..

McKenna's was more of an insight into a journey man's path and how he was dealing with time away from family, the uncertainty of it all and his dreams.. was well put together in fairness
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« Reply #6744 on: September 22, 2020, 02:15:25 PM »
Good show and an interesting insight however I felt it could have been longer.

Looking at 3 different fighters in a short 30min odd show just wasnt enough.

Mind you after reading E Magee's book the man could have a feature length documentary on his career inside and outside the ring