Profile of BilBeaux (0)

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  1. USA - Illinois, Hinsdale
    (I'm here between 11/01/2008 and 1/01/2030)
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I am willing to travel 15 miles

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69-year-old Male / 5'8" (173 cm) / 266 lbs (121 kg)

Gear: Shorts, 16 or 18 ounce gloves

Introduction

I continue to “lurk” here and read profiles.
Thanks to those of you who have sent notes of encouragement!
Too old to do much but look at profiles and some times message.

Detached retina 11/11/2019 meant I could never take a face hit again. Not a worry because last time that happened was 30 years ago!
12/25/2019 - started experiencing clouded vision over a third of my eye.
1/2/2020 - eye surgery for a detached retina, but other issues found.
Right eye vision is very bad.
Getting old is getting tiring.

Can’t get my internal clock under control - can’t get to bed before 3am many nights and might sleep 10 hours. One writer here suggested getting a body bag for my basement and doing punching sessions on nights when I can’t sleep - to wear myself down.

I use a CPAP. Renewed my local rec center membership for track walking - not ready for machines.

Vehicle wreck in March of 2019 has had me very lethargic.
Was concussed and now have balance issues.
Scramble words a bit, some times when folks tell me something - it needs repeating for my brain to process all.

Heat - for once in my life, in Summer, just blows me down.
Having lived for years in NM, TX and OK - Summer heat was NEVER an issue.

Major dental work on 1/19 - has made my mouth look like that of a washed up hockey player. Most front teeth are now gone. I need a mouthpiece!

No picture posted on my profile - I look like Gabby Hayes.

I was into female on male boxing before I got hooked on men’s boxing.
Ironically boxed with 3 Native American women of different sizes and ages in the 80s.
Apartment bouts.
Never have co-ed boxed again.
Had 2 co-worker gals - in the 90s - who wanted “gentle me” to teach them to box - but got bad vibes off both.
Now female boxing is the rage. Won’t pay for a hooker or session girl or dominatrix to box with - but I thought about it after locating to Chicago.
Knew a MTF gal - former Marine - whom I wondered might spar with me but our friendship was short and fleeting. Wondered how she might take a body punch

Did a lot of backyard and living room bouts in the 70's and 80's. Work-outs with like-minded guys.
Some fun, some attempted beat-downs on me. Knocked out once.
We were young and stupid - portable ring mats weren’t available then. Carpet on concrete or wooden floors were our “rings”. Boxing outside was more fun - but we policed up our fight areas first - for stuff NOT to land on. Yards with lots of dog turds - were non-starters. Ditto close to gravel driveways for bad landings.

Nearly all of my boxing partners from then are dead. I am “now” old. A survivor of sorts.
They were felled - over the years - by heart issues, stroke and one from AIDS.
Still in touch with others still on this planet - only one boxes now.
A now 71 year old former fave sparring partner - quit 20 years ago.

Tried finding boxing partners again in the 1990s/2000's but never found anyone "normal" or at my skills level. Carried Fed security clearance in DC then and was worried about “improprieties” if I was outed.

Or was a company manager and gloving up with a desirable sparring partner might be considered harassment. I took a lot of management courses for a while. I held my fire.
Didn’t mean that I didn’t have second thoughts on lacing up the gloves with a him or a her!
I never went back after I left a place for another job - to hook up with anyone to fight.
There were 2 male cousins - whom I would have loved to have sparred with but no.
Two different ages and body sizes. Oh, well.

Had boxed - way back when - with a variety of guys, but more often with gay guys.
I am not judgmental. Several were fun fighters.
They ignited my fandom of guys in small swimsuits in gloves.
Used to pitch guys pool-side at places where I lived - you got an idea of their bodies and the way that they moved from seeing them there.
Had sparred with former high school wrestlers and have sparred with guys who like to wear Speedos, I never did.

Only once - boxed with a noticeably drunk guy. I let him “win”.

Am older now and way out of shape.
(I would scare small children at public pools in my current girth.)

No silly cyber matches for me.
So I look at guys profiles now and exchange mail.

(Spring 2018 - was flamed by another member after comments on several of his videos. Pretty hate-filled scribes over nothing.
Am starting to block some folks...he was the initial blockee.)

Started blog stories - a mix of people whom I have met or known - with fictionalized tangents.
You can never tell when a story might be TOO familiar to another MF member.

Photograph a lot.
Never have shot a fighter or non-pro bout. Used to enjoy shooting at pro wrestling bouts. Especially if faux wrestlers “boxing” - on the card.
I want to pose a boxer in gloves in a living room bout setting and not feel weird doing so.

I know a boxer here who had shots of his partner and he in in matching gloves and trunks - done in photo studio.
Liked it. Honest about his partner and their love of boxing.

Watch a fair amount of televised boxing but haven’t bought into DAZN.
YouTube has a lot of bouts - some illegally recorded, some stupidly edited and a lot with way too much music.
Enjoy the either great OR horribly mis-matched Brit un-licensed boxing bouts.
Like female bouts but not many female MMA bouts. Too many tattoos on the girls.

Guess I can advise folks on shooting profile or bout shots here - but 95% of you do bathroom mirror selfies.
That always seems a tad creapy!
Then again - most of us don’t want the outside world to know about our combat needs.

(Take your glasses off if doing a selfie, boys! Especially if posing in boxing gloves or a tiny Speedo! Quit showing toilets behind yourselves! Yuck.
Use closed shower curtains for “back-drops”, too.
An acquaintance formerly on MF - had self-timer shots of himself here - not bathroom mirror shots. Took a lot of bad shots to get good ones.)

Had a former co-worker who logged his home wrestling bouts with friends and strangers (acquired through ads in the DC CityPaper) on video in the early days of DV recording.
To me - that made a lot of sense in case someone got hurt.
Or a trophy for a winner.

I MF mail with folks who sound interesting or who are in the Chicago area. More curiosity.
No interest in me because of my non-competitiveness due to medical issues.

Too poor to travel these days. If I could - would be as a tourist - not looking for boxing action.

Never a hotel or ring bout in my life, though now I know that I should have booked hotel “rings” for past pugilistic opportunities.
When I was younger and “smarter” would invite near-total strangers into my abode - “trust issues”.
No, lust for a guy to box with. Luckily never got murdered or violated. Stupid.

Have fun. 2020 rolls on.

If you don’t box - try it. Even informally. Be smart and use real gym gloves not toy gloves.

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Interests

Boxing Boxing
Just watching Just watching

Match structure: Even match, Workout partner
Stand-up fighting: Only interested in stand-up fighting
Fetishes: Don't want sex, Boxing gear

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