Talk:Fight:856439

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The following was written by Huey, as posted in the BoxRec Forum:

i had my pro debut saturday at the emerald queen casino, tacoma washington fought a very game jose martinez, by his own admission had 7 pro fights in mexico, not sure of his record but he was tuff, i knocked him down in the first round but he got up and i lost focus, im a better boxer then puncher, and the plan was to outbox him, but after iknocked him down, the crowd was on its feet, and all i could think of was getting a ko, i just got cought up in the hype and the excitement, jose felt my pressure, did his best to make me respect his power it turned into a slugfest, ever punch i threw was meant to take him out, i had my flurrys and relaxed a little later, but when i felt his power, i tryed to match it, he broke my nose in the second round, and i was worried the doc might stop the fight, so i did my best to conceal the blood by wipeing it away with my gloves, we traded punches for the rest of the fight, and at the end of the third i was hit in the ear, all i heard was a ringing, and as i write this now i still cant hear out of it, went to the hospital sunday night and it turned out to be a torn ear drum, we beat the crap out of each other for four rounds, but it was worth ever bit of it. i won by split decision in a close tuff fight. the judges had it judge one - 38/37 for huey judge two - 37/38 for martinez judge three - 39/36 for huey split decision for me- im a average joe, i work for the cable company full time, im the dude who fixes your cable tv at three in the morning after a outage.....but, what a feeling to have people coming up to me and asking for a picture and a autograph...

crazy..........

they loved me at that casino, people at the casino though i was a celebrity this weekend, and im a cable guy again today....???..... lifes a trip.... i can see why guys like holyfield stays around too long....the attention and the feeling of the whole expierence is overwhelming....its addicting... its hard to walk away from, i wanted to hang out at the casino all night, just because of the attention i was getting from everyone, giving autographs and taking pictures....... broken nose, turn ear drum and all, it was my wife who finally got me to leave the casino late that night, we went back to the emerald queen casino the next day to eat, and some of the employees were pointing at me again, its no wonder a kid like tyson, or whom ever lose there mind, i only had a small taste of it, they live it everyday.... honestly, i wouldent be able to handle all the fame these guys deal with, in future posts i will have a whole different opinion on fighters, all fighters....... even tyson and zab judah ect. i went out the next day busted up and all and got my tattoo, i had philippians 4:13 "i can do all things thru him who gives me strength" i had this tattooed on my arm few years back, i always wanted a pair of boxing gloves above it. so i said when i get paid for my first pro fight, i will spend some of my purse money to get the gloves put on it....and i did.....well earned. im not sure of the future, i train boxers at the local gym part time, and miss spending time with them, trips to tournaments ect. and in all honesty........ im a average boxer , im not going to win any world championships, or beat hopkins on my best day and his worst, i could proubly beat half the guys out there at the local level, and the other half would beat me,....just being realistic and honest..... but i set a goal for myself and i achieved it, just wanted to be able to say i was a professional boxer, might keep fighting,.... might not...?? dont let anyone, ever talk you out of your dream, i think the only reason i was given this whole expierence, was so i could share it with others, i have some pee wees i train who will be way better then i ever had the potential to be. im blessed now that i have a good job and dont need to fight to eat, alot of thoses guys there did just that, they go fight once or twice a month for a grand or two, a month, im glad i did it, but happy i have other options..... if i fight again i need a goal, not sure what that would be yet though, boxing is a funny sport, full of all sorts of stories, i used to go thru the record archives on this site and see guys with losing records,i wonder there stories, or see a guy with one or two fights and wonder what happened to them.... by looking at the records, you just dont know the story ...??.... i wonder if jose martinez will go on to be good, if someone sees his loss to me, and wonder whatever happened to me, boxings full of stories....boxing to me was more then a fight with jose martinez, it was a fight with myself,.... that was the biggest challenge, opening the fridge and starring at a cold beer and ice cream, and fighting off the urge to eat it, waking up early before work and running 4 miles, or going to the gym, sparring pros with 10 or more fights in a small ring and getting hit with hard punches over and over again, for month after month, if its boxing or what ever it is, if you have a dream, just go threw with it, when its over the pay off no matter what the sacrifice was, it is worth it. my ear should be fine, but if for some reason i never hear out of it again, i wouldent trade my expierece ....not for that or anything else my old tag on boxing.com was....

"boxing has to be gods favorite sport" "look at all the great stories"

james huey