Ben Doughty: The Life and Crimes of a Boxing Doyen

May 31, 2012
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Ben Doughty went missing after an attempted ticket scam. Since then, the self-described ‘Boxing Doyen’, has gone on a mission to repair his tattered reputation in the only place that counts: Facebook. Despite Dougty’s continued promotion of his achievements – sobriety, a fabricated amateur boxing record, speed pad training in illogical places, taking the great Ashante Hendrickson into deep waters, and so on – he has become a long-standing figure of ridicule on CheckHookBoxing. Eagle-eyed posters spotted his egg-stained blazer, his habit of sleeping on other people’s sofas, the lack of desire to hold down a stable job, and ran with it.

People from as far as LA have shared their stories about Doughty, most of which have been of the ridiculing variety. This, combined with Photoshop’s, ramblings of a thesaurus-assisted Doyen, a heated rivalry with Jeff Thomas, and an appearance by the man himself, has caused this thread to be one of the most popular in CHB’s history.

Read on and enjoy the ride.

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First off, it always amazes me how this guy seems to have a loyal following. I just don't get it. It's one of life's big mysteries.

Well the man has now done a disappearing act after taking 10s of thousands of pounds for non existent Brook-GGG tickets. Yet his Facebook is still full of his followers telling people to calm down and hoping he's OK :lol:

Mind boggling.

Please feel free to post your favourite Doughy interviews and funny posts. A personal favourite of mine was when he was pretending to be a real reporter to Eubank Sr and Eubank just goes "who are you" to which Doughty replies "I have a big page on facebook" :rofl
 
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Funnily enough i was going to post about this.

I was watching the Chelsea game and was getting distracted at HT by this coming down my timeline.

Noticed some are concerned about his welfare and others fuming.
 
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Funnily enough i was going to post about this.

I was watching the Chelsea game and was getting distracted at HT by this coming down my timeline.

Noticed some are concerned about his welfare and others fuming.
He cancelled his meet and greet with Michael Spinks the other day because of threats he was receiving apparently.

It's quite unbelievable. Cons people out of thousands of pounds, does a runner and his followers are all "hope he's ok".

He did something similar a few months back but not on this scale and he paid it back.
 
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Heard about this about a week ago on Facebook. I've never followed him at all, but always thought Doughty was just a bit weird whenever I came across his posts.
Apparently he's taken money off actual professional boxers as well? Fancy trying to con a group of people off who are all trained to fight.
 
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He cancelled his meet and greet with Michael Spinks the other day because of threats he was receiving apparently.

It's quite unbelievable. Cons people out of thousands of pounds, does a runner and his followers are all "hope he's ok".

He did something similar a few months back but not on this scale and he paid it back.
SMH i never knew any of this.

I have three or four guys on my fb who know him. I watched some of his interviews and fb threads was never sure about him as a man.
 
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I only found out about this when Dave Allen mentioned it on Twitter the other day. But it seems like all the talk of it is only taking place on Facebook (I don't have an account); this is the only Tweet I could find with info:

 
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Doughty is scum and I remember when he was training the biggest drug cheat in British boxing post ban Larry Olubamiwo and calling him "the most honest man in boxing"

He's been thrown out of a few London gyms he's an absolute lowlife nuisance
Could you expand on the being thrown out of gyms in London at all?.
 
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always seemed like an unusual dude with a few delusions of grandeur.
Looks like he's messed around some serious people and then seems to have gone to ground completely, money is money, but i i hope he's ok at least...