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Thursday, October 27   >>

HAS BOXING BEEN GOOD FOR YOU?

There are two kinds of jobs in the world:

1 - The job that will pay you for accidental injury

2 - The job that will pay you for voluntary injury

Boxing is number 2.

I think boxing is THE stupidest occupation ever.

Every boxer lives with the fact that EVERY time they do their job, they WILL get hurt. Nobody gets out of the ring without a scratch. That never happens. That's like Courtney Love playing a Hole gig and not throwing up on somebody. It just doesn't happen. It just doesn't.

I don't think there's enough money in the world to put me in a ring (why is it called a ring? IT'S A SQUARE) to be beaten up by a huge black guy. There just isn't.

Boxers say they're in it for the money. But do they think of the long run? I don't think so. I just don't think so.

I mean, goddamnit, look at Muhammad Ali. That guy couldn't draw a straight line if it guaranteed him perfect health overnight. He just can't draw a straight line. He just can't.

I know a boxer. He's actually an acquaintance of mine I had in high school and I just recently got in contact with. In the past couple years, he's been touring the small circuits to get his name out. While I totally support his decision to beat the shit out of someone for publicity and wealth, I did mention my concerns about the sport of boxing.

To which he responded, "Whatever. It gets me laid, Hugo."

Touché.