Hey Champ! I heard you guys talking about various scholarships and things that are available to athletes outside of boxing on the show last week. My question is a little different. Suppose a boxer has a mediocre career and retires; are there programs that any of the sanctioning bodies or promoters provide to help them get a fresh start in a world without boxing?
Our next question comes from Victor R., who asks:
Hi Gerry, of all the fights you fought, what was your personal favorite?
Gerry answered the following questions on the air last Friday:
Our first question came from Jimmy F., who asked:
Hey Gerry, I’ve heard the saying, as the heavyweights go, so goes boxing. Champ! In my opinion, there’s hasn’t been much going on in the heavyweight division in quite some time, and yet boxing seems to be starting to thrive again. So, is the old saying wrong?
Gerry feels that although the heavyweight division is sorely lacking in talent these days, the other weight divisions have picked up the slack primarily because promoters are making better fights within those divisions.
Our next question came from Tommy K., who asked:
Gerry, since both fights had weird endings, do you think that Hopkins / Dawson should fight a rematch, and do you think that Mayweather should face Ortiz again?
Gerry would like to see Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson again but has absolutely no interest in seeing a Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz rematch.