Journeyman (boxing)

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In boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, a journeyman is a fighter who has adequate skill but is not of the caliber of a contender or gatekeeper.wikipedia
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In boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, a journeyman is a fighter who has adequate skill but is not of the caliber of a contender or gatekeeper.
They are considered to be a cut above most journeymen.

Journeyman

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Outside of combat sports, a "journeyman" is a trader or craftsman who has completed an apprenticeship, but is not at the level of a master craftsman.

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In boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, a journeyman is a fighter who has adequate skill but is not of the caliber of a contender or gatekeeper. In testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, DeGuardia states that becoming a journeyman is the fate of many professional boxers, and that a boxer will realize that he has become a journeyman "after about 10 years" in the profession.

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In boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, a journeyman is a fighter who has adequate skill but is not of the caliber of a contender or gatekeeper.

Mixed martial arts

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In boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts, a journeyman is a fighter who has adequate skill but is not of the caliber of a contender or gatekeeper.

United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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In testimony to the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, DeGuardia states that becoming a journeyman is the fate of many professional boxers, and that a boxer will realize that he has become a journeyman "after about 10 years" in the profession.

David Jaco

He spent his career as a journeyman, fighting boxers to build up their career records.

Kevin Rosier

He had much success as a kickboxer, winning a number of titles, but did not transition particularly well into the world of boxing and was mostly seen as a journeyman fighter.

Bruce Strauss

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Strauss was often described as a boxing "journeyman", a title given to fighters who typically fight anyone and anywhere, often on short notice.

Peter Buckley (boxer)

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Peter Buckley (born 9 March 1969 in Birmingham, England) is a retired English journeyman boxer in the Welterweight division.

Mike Tyson

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Tyson retired from professional boxing in 2006, after being knocked out in consecutive matches against journeymen Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

Azem Maksutaj

The late 1990s saw Maksutaj move between light heavyweight and cruiserweight, taking five world titles in those divisions, before eventually making the jump to heavyweight in 2001 where he spent the remainder of his career, acting as a journeyman in the K-1 promotion while also winning another four world titles.

Chin (combat sports)

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Many clubfighters and journeymen may have glass chins, although it may depend on weight class or sometimes legs.

Kell Brook

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Brook's first fight as a professional took place in September 2004 with a 6-round points victory over experienced journeyman Peter Buckley at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

Wesley Correira

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Following this, he became a journeyman heavyweight, fighting a number of notable opponents mostly in his native state.

Nathan Cleverly

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Cleverly made his professional debut in July 2005 with a four-round victory over journeyman Ernie Smith at the Meadowbank Sports Center in Edinburgh and within a year had compiled a winning ledger of 6–0.

Michael Gomez

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In Gomez's initial matches he suffered a number of losses to journeyman opposition but then went on a run of victories which stretched for almost four years.

Martin Murray (boxer)

Martin Murray
A busy 2008 saw Murray fight seven more times scoring seven victories over a series of journeyman opponents.

John Murray (boxer)

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Murray's first professional fight took place in September 2003 with a 4-round points win over journeyman Peter Buckley.

Journeyman (sports)

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The term is also used in this context for boxing journeymen.

Marion Wilson

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Nicknamed "The Creep" and "Jackhammer", Wilson turned professional in 1989 and immediately established him as a journeyman foe for the heavyweight elite.

Darren McDermott

McDermott's first outing as a professional took place on 26 April 2003 with a fight at the Fountain Leisure Centre in Brentford defeating journeyman Leigh Wicks.

Matthew Marsh (boxer)

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By December 2006 he had compiled a winning ledger of 6-0 with wins over the likes of Welshman Dai Davies and French journeyman Frederic Gosset, and had earned a crack at the Southern Area featherweight championship.