Do you reckon you could beat a Journeyman in a boxing match?

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One of the local lads here in the midlands Howard Clarke fought Fernando Vargas for the world title.

He was 26-10-2 when he got his surprise title shot...He then decided to become a fulltime journeyman won only one fight after that a win over Ross Minter. He finished with a record of 27-79-2 draws.

Had to retire because tragically he got early onset dementia. Being a journeyman can be a hazardous to the health unless he is a very good spoiler and knows how to avoid to many shots to the head.
Your in the Midlands?

Always thought you was American.
 
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Id fancy myself to beat that guy Kevin Mitchell once boxed, the one with questionable motor skills who literally shouldn’t have been in there with him, but that’s about it.
 
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I was at a Hell Raiser show in Kings Cross once and there was a journeyman (possibly Albanian) who's heart really wasnt in it. He was physically sick in his corner inbetween one of the rounds and later we saw him outside drinking a can and smoking a fag.

Still reckon he could have kicked my arse, even after all that, especially if i spilt his beer :)
 
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I was at a York Hall show one night, years and on the undercard were two proper journeymen matched against each other. In this fight though they weren't fighting as journeymen, they were fighting as two very skilled boxers, and they put on a cracking show.

Seeing a true journeyman giving tasty prospects a few rounds is not an accurate reflection of what they can do.
I remember when they muted with the idea of a prizefighter for the Journeyman. Wish they did.
 
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Saying all this,

In my head if I was a heavyweight I would probably fancy myself to do Hughie Furys last opponent.

That would be in my head of course
 
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I remember when they muted with the idea of a prizefighter for the Journeyman. Wish they did.
Yeah its a shame that never came off. Would have been good to see the well known journeymen battle it out for a title.

I assume people on here have read the awesome Mark Turley book - Journeyman: The other Side of the Boxing Business, a New Perspective on the Noble Art. If not then I recomend you all immediatly go and read it.

 
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