ESPN Junior Welterweight Tournament
Up until the ESPN Junior Welterweight Tournament the cemetery had been giving Jamie extra time off for fights. Sometimes he had to travel for a fight, and they might give him an extra two or three days off so he could take the fight.
We worked together, and we trained together on a daily basis, and we always talked boxing, but one thing was why do guys do this? Why do guys chase a dream? I mean why fight pro? The odds are bad. But it’s not as if you think about not making it; you’re going to be the one, the one that makes it. If you invested seven plus years in a successful amateur career why not see if you can make it pay?
But the real part is about how you don’t want to be a wage slave for the rest of your life. Boxing is hard, hard work and struggle, and it’s dangerous, but you are working for your dream. You’re not under some assholes thumb; you don’t have to put up with petty workplace bullshit. Most jobs are a living death, a soul death. If you have even half a chanc