Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Slim 293, Aug 1, 2012.
Work on defence?
Nah, let's box...
Whatever, if thats what he wants to do then let him, allows him to earn more money whilst in Australia
What a crock of shit, his ex could beat him. He will not earn a cracker out of boxing. I don't understand why his management float these ridiculous scenario's in the press.
It's all part of the Khoder Nasser/Anthony Mundine relationship.
Cooper fights as an undercard on a Mundine fight and has a big enough public persona that people are interested. Get him to fight a 45 year old bouncer who is overweight, unfit, and has some sort of chronic injury preventing him from actually fighting properly and voila! Cooper wins his first 'professional' boxing fight.
It's using boxing purely an entertainment vehicle rather than a sport to make some money.
Really? You think he is doing this for free?
I have absolutely no issue with QC having a box or two in-between seasons. If nothing else, it will potentially harden him up to being hit, which may improve his defence mind-set come rugby time.
SBW hasn't been punched yet.
He'd still lose.
(sorry couldn't resist)
I have no issue with him boxing either. I just can't believe they can find someone who
a) can't hurt him, and
b)can be promoted as a serious opponent for QC.
The real question is: Is he an Aussie or a Kiwi if he loses?
Just when i was starting to think he was breaking free of some of the Nasser influence by signing for 3 years.
Boxing couldn't hurt too much could it?
a) is easy. You just pay someone enough.
b) is irrelevant. It's not about the opponent. It's just about Quade Cooper.
The opponent will be completely unknown before the fight and just as unknown after the fight*
* unless you happen to be a regular at the pub they're a bouncer at.
Sounds like a stupid plan to me. At 92kg he's in the super heavyweight class and I think anyone they find would be willing to sort him out.
He does know that his opponent won't be held down at the bottom of a ruck?
I don't understand why it's up to the ARU to decide whether Cooper can box in the off-season? He's signed with the Reds who then release him for international duties?
He has an ARU contract as well.
Don't get why anyone is against it, he'll raise good money for charity and he'll make some extra coin himself. Cooper vs McCaw?
I think QC and Khoda would make a crap load of money just by auctioning the opportunity to hit QC.
Can you imagine the number of people willing to pay money to punch Cooper in the face and not get charged for assault?
Hell you may even get the population of NZ to find a really good boxer in QCs weight division and then contribute $1NZ each. All of a sudden Cooper has another $1M in his pocket for a few bruises and maybe a cut eye.
Having said that Cooper has some good help available to him. The rehab S&C coach (Ollie Richardson) at the Reds has had a lot of experience in MMA and helped prepare guys for UFC when he was located in the UK.
You guys don't get this celebrity boxing thing at all.
No one is going to hit him.
Quade Cooper vs Eamon Sullivan
Steph can do the calling. Primetime fight right there.
Steph could be the one who wears the bikini and holds up a sign with the round number each round.
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