Make your own free website on Tripod.com
THE BUSINESS OF BOXING

BOXING AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS-A COMMENTARY

Home
WRESTLER MOVES YOU WILL SEE IN MMA!
WRESTLING MOVES YOU WON'T SEE ON MMA!
FRANK SHAMROCK: RETIRE OR NEW STRATEGY?
FRIENDS OF THE BUSINESS OF BOXING ON MYSPACE
PARENTS AND PRODIGIES
PROFESSIONAL FIGHTING SPORTS, THE RECESSION & CHARITY
THE PUBLISHER-MIKE BALLARD
BOXER GREG PAGE PASSED APRIL 27, 2009
LOSERS WHO WIN
GYM ADMINISTRATION: ORGANIZING BOXING TRAINING
CURRENT ARTICLES
BOXING, MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS AND GANGS
A NIGHT OF BOXING OFF BROADWAY
THE WORLD TEAM FIGHTING ASSOCIATION
THE RISE OF WORLD PRO FIGHT LEAGUES
BOXING, MARTIAL ARTS AND TELEVISION SCREENWRITING
BOXING AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
THE SUPERSTAR FIGHT TRAINER
DANA WHITE OF UFC TRASHES BOXING!
CREATING YOUR OWN FIGHTER APPAREL
CALLING OUT YOUR OPPONENT
ARCHIVED ARTICLES
SECTION 1 ARCHIVES-MANAGEMENT
YOUR FIGHTER ORGANIZATION
THIRD WORLD FIGHTERS, AN UNTAPPED MARKET
MAKING BUSINESS DEALS IN THE FIGHT GAME
INVESTING IN FIGHTERS & THE FIGHT GAME
SCOUTING YOUR OPPONENTS, SETTING UP A SCOUT NETWORK
AVOIDING SUCKA FIGHTS: CHALLENGING THE RIGHT FIGHTERS IN ROUTE TO THE TITLE
HAVING TROUBLE FINDING A SPARRING PARTNER; CHECK THIS OUT!
BOXING NEGOTIATION, PART 2; THE RULES OF NEGOTIATING
BOXING NEGOTIATIONS, PART 1
PROMOTIONAL CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT-STARTING YOUR BOXING CAREER, PART 2
STARTING YOUR BOXING CAREER
MANAGING FIGHTERS AND THE GROWTH OF FIGHTING
SECTION 2, FIGHTER DEVELOPMENT
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS-NO MORE AMERICANS!
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-THE ART OF SLIPPING PUNCHES
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-SLOWING DOWN THE SPEEDY OPPONENT
TIMING-THE "DIRECT CONNECT" OF FIGHTING SPORTS
THE "OVER" PUNCHES-THE SNEAKIEST PUNCHES IN THE BUSINESS
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-KILLSHOTS-SETTING UP YOUR OPPONENT FOR A KNOCKOUT
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-MULTIPLE OPPONENT DRILLS
FROM LOSING TO WINNING!
UNDERSTANDING POWER. PART 2
UNDERSTANDING POWER, PART 1
YOUTH, WHY THEY SHOULDN'T RESIST RESISTANCE TRAINING
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-BALLOON TRAINING FOR BOXING AND KICKBOXING
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-STEP JUMPING KICKS
SECTION 3, MEDIA AND PROMOTION
ALIGNING WITH CELEBRITIES TO PUBLICIZE YOUR FIGHT OR FITNESS BUSINESS
SKILLZ & DRILLZ-THE IMPORTANCE OF VIDEOTAPING FIGHT TRAINING
PROMOTION-STARTING YOUR INTERNET RADIO
CLUB OWNERS & FIGHTERS-PUBLIC CABLE ACCESS TV AS A TOOL
ICE HOCKEY AND PUGILISM
RAP, ROCK AND FIGHT PROMOTION
MULTIMEDIA-STARTING YOUR OWN RADIO PROGRAM
PROMOTION-THE TV FIGHT NIGHT PARTY
MARKETING-FREE, MAGIC WORD OR FOUR LETTER WORD
SECTION 4, GYMS,CLUBS AND PROGRAMS
SCIENTIFIC KNOCKOUT BY CHRISTIAN TOTO
AMERICAN IDOL AND CHAMPION BOXER
FIGHTER BOOT CAMP
THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR FIGHT: SHOULD THERE BE SEX?
CHUCK NORRIS & THE WORLD COMBAT LEAGUE
CREATING A SELF DEFENSE PROGRAM
AVOIDING BURNOUT
CRIME 2006: THE NEED FOR SELF-DEFENSE
BARRY BONDS & JACK JOHNSON, THEIR CAREER SIMILARITIES
BOXING & STERIODS
BOXING AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS-A COMMENTARY
BOXING AND THE EXURBS-DEVELOPING NEW MARKETS
UNDOCUMENTED BOXING OR FIGHT CLUBS
TRAINING FIGHTERS VIRTUALLY GYMLESS: THE GARY RUSSELL SENIOR STORY
EXHIBITION BOXING-THE OTHER SIDE OF FIGHT PROFESSIONALISM
OVERTRAINING: THE KEY TO A CHAMPIONSHIP-THE MILETICH FIGHTING SYSTEM
BOXING AND MIXED MARTIAL ARTS; A MERGER?
PROFITING FROM THE ELDER BOXER
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS- SELLING YOUR SKILLS TO FOOTBALL
EXOTIC FIGHTING-BIKINI & NUDE BOXING & GRAPPLING
BIG PROFITS IN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
A RESPONSE TO FIGHTING & BRAIN DAMAGE FROM RUSTY ROSENBERGER
WHAT IS THE BEST MUSCLE BUILDING SUPPLEMENT TODAY?
FULL CONTACT FIGHTING & BRAIN DAMAGE
DEVELOPMENT COMPETITIONS
THE MATURATION OF MIKE TYSON
BOXING BIKINI BEACH PARTY
EVERYBODY WINS-THE USE OF CONSOLATION FIGHTS AS A RETENTION TOOL
LEGAL LIABILITY AND THE MARTIAL ARTS BY BILL MC CABE
BODYBOXING BY RUSTY ROSENBERGER
"HELP!, SOMEBODY HELP ME WITH THESE KIDS!" MARYLAND BOXING COACH NEEDS HELP!
BOXING AND CANCER-THE CHAMPION INSIDE, A NEW FILM
FEMALE BOXER DIES IN BOUT
FIGHTERS AND DEPRESSION
OPERATING YOUR OWN BOXING, WRESTLING AND MARTIAL ARTS SUMMER CAMP
SO YOU WANNA BE A FIGHT PROMOTER!
ALTERNATIVE GYMS
STARTING A BOXING GYM,PART 3-THE MINI GYM
MIKE TYSON AT THE CROSSROADS-TRAINING THE OLDER FIGHTER
STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 2, WRITING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN
STARTING A BOXING GYM, PART 1
ONLINE TRAINING: A GREAT WAY TO EXPAND YOUR CLUB!
WRESTLING IN HIGH SCHOOLS USA-GIRLS COMPETING AGAINST BOYS
WRESTLING-LADY WRESTLERS, SUPERSTARS AND SUPERWOMEN
EXPANDING YOUR CLUB-COLLEGE BOXING AND KICKBOXING
BOXING & WRESTLING-SPRING BREAK CAMP
SUMMER BOXING RETREATS
CURRICULUM-EXECUTIVE BOXING
ENHANCING YOUR BOXING CAREER-SPARRING PARTNERS
GAMES & COMPETITION-THE HEAVYBAG RACE
Contact
HOT LINKS

Dr Kathleen Kaplan & Mike, Howard University 2004
drkathleenkaplanmike2004.jpg

BOXING AND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS-A COMMENTARY

In the ‘80’s and ‘90’s, I taught boxing and kickboxing at the old Finley’s Boxing Club in Washington, DC. I noticed a lot of the young men and women squeezed boxing and kickboxing in their schedule and had employment along with trying to complete a college education. They mainly came from Georgetown University, Howard University, George Washington University and nearby Gallaudet University.

Some were in the gym just to stay in shape but others were pursuing an amateur or professional career in boxing while attending college. They admitted it was a very difficult task but they loved the pursuit of a college education along with establishing a boxing career.

In most cases, the college education won over the boxing career. It really came down to a choice of deciding which career was worth the struggle.

Boxing has for years been a sport whose professional opportunities has been given to those who wanted to own a boxing gym business, individuals who are in pursuit of a professional fighting career, managers, trainers and promoters.

Unlike the young men and women who are talented in such sports as basketball, football and wrestling, there are no college scholarships for the gifted boxer. Boxers have to make the choice of obtaining a higher education, delaying it for a pro career or struggling in obtaining both.

We as fight professionals do not have to align ourselves with organizations such as the National Collegian Athletic Association (NCAA) to help the struggling young men and women of our sport. Most boxing promoters and fighters have donated to colleges and scholarship organizations, which helped needy students.

I believe this is a great time for organizations such as USA Boxing, The World Boxing Council (WBC), The Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) and others to raise funds for boxers who show outstanding academic achievement in the classroom and give directly to those students who are pursuing a pro or amateur career. Scholarships should be granted to those boxers who had a great amateur career as youths and are pursuing an academic or vocational occupation of their choice while ending their boxing careers.

Not only should the gym owners and promoters of the sport band together in this endeavor but the equipment manufacturers, fight sponsors and television networks also.

Boxing is no doubt the most popular fighting sport on the planet. Television ratings and merchandise sales reflect that fact. Now it is time to help our most academically gifted in our sport. The fighters help us everyday with determination and example, along with their display of desire, blood, sweat and tears in quest of a championship and the betterment of their life.

Banding together to fundraise for the young men and women will not only help them, but generate more interest in a sport that critics say use up the combats who receive little from boxing in return.

Scholarships will give our young fighters an alternative. It could be another tool in improving young lives.

GOOD LUCK AND KEEP ON PUNCHING!

 

Join the Mailing List
Enter your name and email address below:
Name:
Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe