Ranking the 10 Best Late Bloomers in Boxing Today

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Ranking the 10 Best Late Bloomers in Boxing Today
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B-Hops is still a boxing superstar at age 48.

Boxing is unique. 

You can spend years toiling in obscurity, with nobody knowing who you are, land a perfect punch and make yourself an overnight superstar. It's the nature of the beast in a game that turns on a dime and where fortunes rise and fall as quick as it takes for a punch to land.

The annals of boxing history are full of stories, and fighters, that play out this claim. It's rare in baseball or football for a player to suddenly become a star in their 30s or 40s. But in boxing, it happens all the time. A lot of that has to do with the difference between individual and team sports, but also with the sometimes random nature of a sport where the main goal is hitting a guy harder than he hits you.

It's almost never too late to make your name in boxing. These 10 men play that out perfectly. They are the 10 best late bloomers in the sport today. All of these men have accomplished great things in their careers, but they've all taken the hard road.


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