Charged Up Off Negative Energy
When I look back i’m going to be mad that I gave this attention, but it was weighing heavy on my conscience. And I felt like he left me no option.
Coach Bomac (of Omaha) commented this on my post and it literally kept me up last night. I was excited about my new path and the good that I can do to raise money and awareness for boxing gyms. Seeing this post deflated me.
This is his second post he made like this. I think I best I explain to him (and the people he has probably spoken ill of me to) exactly what is going on.
First off, your post was very frustrating to me…and not just grammatically. Lets dissect it:
*No need for more awareness?*
I’m pretty sure that EVERYONE in Omaha isn’t familiar with how beneficial the amateur boxing program is to the youth. I believe having more positive role models promoting boxing couldn’t hurt. Giving back to the grassroots program can only benefit the grassroots programs.
I believe our young boxers need more positive role models to look up to. I’m trying to be that person.
*I must give 80% of proceeds for it to matter?*
I’m guessing you don’t believe every dollar counts. If every boxer that left the amateur program gave 1% of their fight purse to amateur boxing, we wouldn’t have much of a funding problem.
Yes, I am a registered LLC and I’m building a business with the lessons boxing has taught me. I am donating money from MY business back into local boxing communities. I’m doing this for no other reason than I care about the amateur boxing program. I am not taking anything from the gyms. I’m not asking anything of the gyms other than 30 folding chairs and adequate parking.
Has an idea like this been attempted before? No, it hasn’t. I believe its a great idea and I will do the best of my ability to execute it correctly.
*What I’m trying to preach, coaches are already preaching*
Yes, I am taking the valuable lessons coaches have taught me and relaying it to a demographic that otherwise would never hear it. Coaches are teaching these lessons to boxers and I have no intentions of charging boxers for these workshops. I am getting to the event early to speak to the youth boxers separately for no charge.
Yes, most boxing gyms are in low income areas, but people of all tax brackets enjoy boxing. Many youth boxers are the kids that are trying to make it out of the hood. Boxing helps them to achieve that by instilling discipline, personal accountability, the value of delayed gratification, hard work, etc. This is why boxing is important to have these programs.
I believe I can sell tickets to these workshops and get people to these gyms. The workshop I did in Kansas City brought 2 new volunteer coaches to the gym. Both lived in the neighborhood, loved boxing, but was unaware that gyms need help.
*You would protesting the event with media?*
Instead of supporting a boxer who is trying to give back to boxing, you rather protest an event that will contribute to a boxing program helping children? This can’t be the act of a sane person. I am not sure if we have met before or if you have a vendetta against me. It seems as if you do.
(Also, if you could connect me to media, that would be great. I’m having a hard time getting in touch with media out there.)
*I am taking away from the kids?*
I assure you my that my intentions are pure and I want nothing but the best for our amateur program. I am literally performing a One Man Show.
- I am setting up
- Creating content for the workshop
- Delivering a speech
- Paying for FB ads out of my own pocket
- Reaching out to media
- Reaching out to community programs like Young Professionals of Nebraska to spark interest
- Leading a boxing workout
- Giving my body by sparring EVERYONE that wants to get in the ring with me
- AND donating money to these inner-city gyms.
How am I taking from the kids?
You seem to be an unhappy man. When I was in a dark place I tried to push my darkness on others too. I ain’t mad at you, brother.
This is what will do. I will:
* Not be discouraged by your negativity.
* Conduct this workshop in Omaha with or without your blessings.
* Donate a portion of ticket sales to the Local Boxing Community.
* Make sure your youth boxers benefit from it too.
“You do you, boo-boo. CUZ IMMA DO ME!” -Kevin Hart
(His responds was weaker than Meek Mill’s)
Oh man. Oh man. Oh man. Not again.
I’m not sure what it was that really you mad.
Obviously this something is wrong with him. He is standing up for his city?
Man, whoa! You can’t fool the city man, they know whats up.
Now he’s throwing out insults. A part of me wanted to respond being as disrespectful as he is, but I won’t stoop to that level. From what I heard Bomac does a lot for boxing in Omaha.
I try to be the most AWESOME version of myself. I’ve always been a Warrior, but I’m no Spreewell
I think he may have just misunderstood what I offered and tried to defend it aggressive. After realized he was wrong, he has to stand behind his original post. He can’t possibly mean it. Pride is hard to get over.
I’m just going to hope he’s not teaching these young boxers that type of attitude. I don’t know the dude and I have no beef with him. We are on the same mission trying to improve amateur boxing.
I took a break from my workshop…now its baaaaaack to that.
(Lets count see who can spot the references)
This is the event he would protest. Workshop