1/ Fights are not fixed in the manner of a Guy Ritchie Film Parody, ‘Go down in the 4th or I’ll cut ya’..’ But results are effectively rigged in a variety of less dramatic ways.
2/ It is wrong to assume a fighter is making a King’s ransom just because his fights are on TV.
3/ Sparring may not be the same as fighting but it’s still hard and it still hurts sometimes.
4/ Boxing is more about rhythm and balance than it will ever be about strength and power.
5/ Journeymen don’t want to win and seldom do they actively try to win. But it’s impossible to have 100 or 200 fights without being very useful.
6/ Not all boxing managers are shady ‘spiv’ type characters who shamelessly exploit fighters like pieces of meat. Some are closer to selfless servants who invest time and money in a prospect only to be cast adrift when that fighter gets a better offer.