(AUG 26) WBAN has been covering
the sport for a very long time now---eleven years in fact on the net
as of this year. Through those years there are some very ugly "red
Flags" that we see some of the women boxers fall into as they
participate in the world of women's boxing.
If one of the listed "Red Flags" has happened on a rare occasion,
they will eventually go unnoticed. But unfortunately, there are some
women boxers in this sport that will not only repeat those "Red
Flags" so to speak, but they may have more than one of these Red
Eventually, these boxers see
their boxing careers diminish, and are clueless as to how they
played a part in this dilemma.
Here is WBAN's Top Picks of what we see as "Red Flags" for
EXCUSES. Excuses, excuses---and more excuses. Boxing folks can
fill in the blanks as to the many varying excuses we hear. Like
I said, if it happens on occasion, or it is obvious that they in
fact are not making excuses but have been truly harmed by what
happened---no harm done. But when it becomes a negative pattern
of every boxing event in their career---it eventually becomes a
BLAME GAME. It is amazing that WBAN can follow some particular
boxers throughout the years, and it is a continuous onslaught of
the "Blame Game." The funny thing is---with some of the boxers
who fall into the "Blame Game", they never seem to see any fault
of their own---It is always someone else.
BELLIGERENT EMAILS / FORUM-BLOG POSTINGS. When things do not go
their way, or they are challenged in any way when they take
fights, lose fights, make promises, etc.----they literally come
back swinging via email or on public /blog forums. They send the
Emails or post on forums/blogs to anyone and everyone.
Again---anyone can vent on occasion, but when it becomes a
pattern----the boxers who choose this way of dealing with
problems in the sport and they appear to do it every time they
have a problem, or disagreement with someone in
particular---they come off as being a serious "Red Flag".
LOOSE CANNONS. These women boxers just seem really "out there".
These are the women who people will comment about, and
inevitably question: "Did that boxer take one to many punches?"
It is sad to see this "Red Flag", because many times, that boxer
is very talented----but because she comes off so strange, off
the wall, or weird, it will hinder her chances of succeeding in
TAKING FIGHTS--THEN NOT TAKING THE FIGHT. Some of the women
boxers are predictable when they take a fight--and that for one
reason or another---they will not take the fight. WBAN could
just about be a psychic in this area of "Red Flags". We have
seldom been wrong when we see a particular boxer on a card, and
know that somehow, some way, that boxer who does this as a
pattern, will magically drop of the card.
THE PLAYER. Lastly, these women boxers take a fight, then they
try to make changes at the very end--just when the card is to
take place. They want a bigger purse, even though they
negotiated the purse already. They want more airline tickets
even though they were contracted for so many airline tickets to
get to a fight. They say they did their medicals, just to find
out on the day of weigh-in, they didn't have the proper medical
tests with them, causing a promoter to get them to a doctor
(very fast and costly) to get them approved by the commission.
They come in way over weight the day of the fight---not ever
giving the promoter any time to know this problem is going to
happen. They sometimes will make unreasonable requests because
they know they can do it and so they play with the promoter over
these last minute changes.
The "Player" is definitely one of the more serious of what WBAN
feels can keep a boxer from fighting. It doesn't take long to
have the word spread that this boxer will be hard to deal with,
is not reliable, is unpredictable, and will make last minute and
Truthfulness, and honesty will go a long way in this
sport---Women boxers who are the Players in the sport will hit a
wall in the sport eventually by pulling these unfavorable