Boxers - recreational drugs

Jun 4, 2013
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Watching ifltv interveiws etc.. a few active and retired boxers look like theyre on coke , anyone believe its rife in boxing ??
 
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Watching ifltv interveiws etc.. a few active and retired boxers look like theyre on coke , anyone believe its rife in boxing ??
Not sure whats exactly the score these days...But almost the entire Heavyweight division of the 80's was generation crack cocaine.
Pinklon Thomas, Tony Tubbs, Tucker, Biggs, Witherspoon , Dokes etc.

In recent times Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton , Tyson Fury openly admitted it... Rumours surrounding Kell Brook for years. Along with Degale and Khan mentioned in one Kiss and tell Tabloid article by some woman years ago.
 
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I don't mix with any boxers, or anyone who does drugs, so I'm not up to date on this.

When I was younger I knew a few low level boxers, and a lot of people who did drugs.

In my experience some boxers do drugs, but less than other young men. Which makes sense as they can get tested, and they have lots of reasons not to.

For higher level boxers, they will have the usual trappings of fame and money, so there will be all the usual problems that come with that. It may also be easier for them to cheat the tests.