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What make a boxer great?

  1. ironking profile image55
    ironkingposted 8 years ago

    What do you think make a boxer? His achievement or Fame?

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      ICEMAN84posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What makes a boxer great are is activities out of the ring. When I was younger I did not have much respect for Muhammad Ali. Then years later I discovered who he really was. He was a very generous man and gave of himself often.

      Boxers in development could make much of them selves by walking in his shoes.

    2. tksensei profile image61
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A good waistband.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Preferably a bit high. smile

    3. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      An MMA contract!

      1. tksensei profile image61
        tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, that's way off

        1. marinealways24 profile image59
          marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No. MMA is taking over. Fastest growing sport in the world. Night Night to boxing. lol

          1. tksensei profile image61
            tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            No, you got it backwards at best.

            1. marinealways24 profile image59
              marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol I think you just want to argue to get your rocks off, what and when was the last boxing match you watched?

              1. tksensei profile image61
                tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                You're missing the point. An MMA contract in no way indicates great boxing skill, but great boxing skill would be one useful attribute in MMA.

                Got it yet?

                1. marinealways24 profile image59
                  marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Is a boxer well versed in jiu jitsu or just boxing? Which is more limited, a boxer or an mma fighter? Most boxers that enter mma do believe their boxing will carry over and get knocked out or submitted very early because they believe their boxing is superior, hence they feel they don't need a ground game. Do you got it yet?

                  Prime Example: Kimbo Slice

                  I win, you lose. Accept it. lol

                  1. tksensei profile image61
                    tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    You're either still missing the point, ignoring the point, or trying to start a different conversation altogether.


                    The question was what makes a boxer great, and you said an MMA contract. That is clearly inaccurate since few if any top MMAers have good, let alone great, boxing skills. You may prefer MMA to boxing, you may find it more interesting, but that does not change the fact that your comment was inaccurate. If anything, the opposite of your claim is correct. A skilled boxer, judoka, wrestler, etc. can be trained to become a successful MMAer but so far the opposite has not proven true. It doesn't matter that you personally prefer apples to oranges.

          2. Coach Albert profile image61
            Coach Albertposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'll get in on this only once. Marinealways, you are saying that because MMA is coming into it's own, boxing will disappear. That's like saying that baseball and basketball will disappear because football is dominating the "ball" sports. Boxing is it's own discipline. I have competed in both and I can tell you that taking the MMA fighter's kicks and choke holds away so that it has to be a stand up battle, it becomes a much more challenging sport especially if you're not used to the rules. There's a place for both. And they are all sportsmen with heart. A contract doesnt make a great fighter, just a rich one. Although I train as a martial artist I have occasionally been bored to death by some of the MMA matches that just look like pathetic, albeit bloody, high school wrestling matches. (Two guys rolling around on the ground half naked with an occassional punch thrown here and there.) Again dont get me wrong, as a martial artist, I am stoked that MMA is making such a breakthrough! It's about time. And finally your humorous point wasnt really answering the kids question it was just being combative. He asked about boxing, not MMA. But I did get the joke...ha ha.

            1. marinealways24 profile image59
              marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You didn't have to get so upset. lol I agree that both demand respect. If you have done MMA, you know there is an art to survive while rolling around on the ground. High school wrestlers don't get punched in the face and elbows. Legally anyways. Do you wish to argue that boxing matches aren't more boring than some mma matches? How many fights on boxing card compared to the number of fights on an mma card? Pay money for 2 or three fights or pay the same for 10 fights.

              1. Coach Albert profile image61
                Coach Albertposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Heh, I wasn't upset. I might come off that way when making a point. And I've seen these online discussions go on for pages. Dont wish to argue at all. Anyway, we agree. So it's all good.

              2. tksensei profile image61
                tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                That can most certainly be argued.

    4. aware profile image70
      awareposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      a belt

    5. DogSiDaed profile image59
      DogSiDaedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well if he goes into the ring (the only square ring in the world) and knocks other people down a lot. tongue

    6. Lady_E profile image81
      Lady_Eposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Achievement. E.g Not losing a fight.

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that and stamina.

  2. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    His talent, his ability to be the best in the game. Like anything really smile

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    Pacal Votanposted 8 years ago

    His determination to be the best. And the hard work that goes with it. smile

  4. Dame Scribe profile image62
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Work ethic and personal conduct both in and out of the ring big_smile

  5. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    The ability to be punched in the head repeatedly and stay upright is a useful attribute. wink

    1. emievil profile image79
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol oooopppps shouldn't laugh. We had a boxer who lost consciousness after his fight and he had to be brought to the hospital for a quick surgery on his head sad.

      What makes a great boxer? His discipline, hard work, concentration, belief in himself and belief in God (sorry Mark, couldn't resist smile).

      1. samsbr profile image36
        samsbrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hardwork, concentraion, belief him self

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    humility and level headedness makes a great fighter, dont underestimate your opponent,

  7. ironking profile image55
    ironkingposted 8 years ago

    Pacal..i think u r right...his determination 2 bcome d best

  8. R.Edwards profile image65
    R.Edwardsposted 8 years ago

    Endurance, emotional stability, his 'fight' and speed...

  9. Himitsu Shugisha profile image77
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 8 years ago

    His or her understanding of the sport, their opponent and their willingness to engage their opponent without putting themselves in harms way. Keeping the audience engaged helps too.

  10. ironking profile image55
    ironkingposted 8 years ago

    that's a very funny answer tksensei...but maybe..lol

  11. wavegirl22 profile image42
    wavegirl22posted 8 years ago

    knocking the other guy out

  12. Coach Albert profile image61
    Coach Albertposted 8 years ago

    My answer is: Heart, courage, strength, speed, and skill. If you've never read the book "Rope Burns-Stories from the corner" By F.X. Toole you should pick it up. It will give you some perspective. Why the question Ironking? Are you competing?

    1. marinealways24 profile image59
      marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You didn't like my answer?

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    Pacal Votanposted 8 years ago

    I wonder how many of those who answered this question were talking about themselves.

    1. ironking profile image55
      ironkingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i dont know Pacal..just count

  14. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Good manners and decorum?

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Boxing skills and good management is a plus.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    The talent along with self discipline and a drive to overcome with a wee bit of luck. Intelligence also.

  16. Clara Ghomes profile image57
    Clara Ghomesposted 8 years ago

    I think boxer's achievement and fame are interrelated. so guess both plays a vital role in making a boxer great!

    smile

    1. ironking profile image55
      ironkingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah...but sometimes a boxer reached the top but he is not famous...or viseversa....yeah

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    seasoningposted 8 years ago

    a girl i work with teaches boxing to children.  She has been explaining the world of boxing to me.... there is a lot more to it than i ever thought, still  not for me though, i would be hopeless at it

  18. cynide10 profile image51
    cynide10posted 8 years ago

    A truly great boxer has determination, has the support of the audience, showmanship, good technique, increases the hype surrounding them well (like Ali did) and ultimately entertains.

    Ali may not have been the best boxer in terms of technique but he will forever be the most known and loved as the greatest boxer because he fulfilled all of the above criteria

    1. ironking profile image55
      ironkingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah...cynide10...Ali is a great boxer..he will be remember forever

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    his buttocks lol

  20. ironking profile image55
    ironkingposted 8 years ago

    I cannot think a better one.....

  21. EdwardO. profile image58
    EdwardO.posted 8 years ago

    A great boxer is someone who has natural skill, a good work ethic and fights the best in the world.

  22. ironking profile image55
    ironkingposted 8 years ago

    His Attitude?

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    druhepkinsposted 7 years ago

    I sort of put all together in a recent hub below:

    http://hubpages.com/t/106f37

    But what makes a boxer great is a combination of his record, his boxing ability and talent, his accolades, his popularity and social/cultural significance.

  24. IntimatEvolution profile image70
    IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years ago

    His achievement.  Look at Chad Dawson, he has great style, great work ethic, kind individual, family man, and the list goes on and on.... but is he famous?  No not really.  Is he a good solid boxer? Yes, with out a doubt.  Many boxers can have fame, (ie Mike Tyson,Mayweather) but it is what they are made up of that makes them truly famous and great (Dawson,PacMan).

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    stamina big_smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Good gloves.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    tight shorts big_smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    A good knockout record?

    1. ironking profile image55
      ironkingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      honestly i dont think sooo....

  29. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Heart. It takes tonnes of heart. smile

  30. blondepoet profile image74
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    His muscles.

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    iamasadlittleboyposted 7 years ago

    A combination of skill, speed, power, heart and the mental steel to turn around a bad situation. As well as a combination of other things, mainly their achievements and who they faced, no point in being undefeated if you fought no body (Samson Dutch Boy Gym) and no point fighting the best if you get outclassed every time (Julius Francis).

    1. ironking profile image55
      ironkingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HOOO.. I think or maybe you are right...

  32. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Mike Tyson....this man is god on earth....fantastic to watch..... smile

    1. Sab Oh profile image54
      Sab Ohposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Have you been in a coma for the past ten years?

  33. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    humility but never underestimate opponents like Manny Pacquiao

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    his bum.

 
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