One man works part time as a stunt man, another trims trees, two are boxing executives and still another works in a recreation center.
They all have one thing in common: they are victims of Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns.
Only one, Randy Shields, has fought both of them. He lost to Leonard in a 10-round unanimous decision in Baltimore Oct. 6, 1978. Hearns knocked him out in the 13th round of their fight in Phoenix April 25.
"They did this hype (for his fight with Leonard) that was unreal," said Shields, 25, of North Hollywood, Calif. "I was in the ring and they started to play this song. I don't remember what it was. They turned out the lights and they were playing this music. Then Leonard comes out and they have the spotlight on him all the way to the ring."
His father, Sonny, who serves as his manager, trainer and agent, concurred. He said things were stacked against his son, that Leonard's brother fought in the last preliminary and that Leonard's sister sang the national anthem.
Now in addition to boxing, the two Shields work as stunt men, doing boxing and fight scenes. Among their credits: "Rich Man, Poor Man," "Rocky," "Quincy" and "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Randy Shields said Leonard should concentrate on counterpunching to the body, especially because Leonard is only 5 feet 9.
"I would say get inside, because Hearns is going to throw his jab real hard. And stay away from his right hand. Hearns can't fight if Leonard goes inside."
Shields lasted longer against Hearns than any of the Hit Man's 31 other opponents. What would he tell Hearns about Leonard?
"As he (Leonard) came in, I would stop him. When he started his jab, and if he missed, I would take my left hand in a right motion to the side of the head."
Whom does he think will win?
"I wouldn't say. It depends on who does what first and how good," Shields said. "Right now it looks like Hearns is training hard. But if Leonard is in shape, if Leonard is in shape, it will be tough."
Leonard's second victim, Willie (Fireball) Rodriquez, trims trees and shrubs for the Pennsylvania Power and Light Co., even though he is still the WBC's eighth-ranked welterweight in the world.
Rodriquez's ninth pro fight, against Leonard in Baltimore May 14, 1977, ended in a six-round unanimous decision for Leonard.
"What happened when I went to Baltimore to fight Leonard was this: I went to the bars and there were no Spanish people in the bars," said Rodriquez, 27, of Reading, Pa.
"The day of the fight I was nervous. Then I went to the stadium and I saw all different kinds of Spanish flags waving and all kinds of Spanish people. I looked up and I was scared.
"The man was fast. I thought I was hitting him and I wasn't. In the fourth round, I hit him with a left hook and I just stood there. I didn't stay on him. He was fast."
His advice to Leonard: "I would run like hell. Actually, I would go in there and stick and move. You have to make sure you throw fast and stay inside. You have to stay inside and try to kill the body and get to the head once in a while."
His advice to Hearns: "I would just try to keep outside and bang him. Hearns is taller. It's really going to be a cat and mouse game."
His predicition: "Hearns has to put Sugar Ray away in six, otherwise Sugar Ray will win."
Harold Weston was knocked out by Hearns in the sixth round of a May 20, 1979, bout in Las Vegas. Now he works as a matchmaker for Madison Square Garden.
"I'm very content now," Weston said. "They made me an offer I couldn't refuse."
How does he remember his fight with Hearns? "Everything went as planned for me; it was unfortunate I had an eye injury. I was going to knock him out."
What would he tell each man? "Spend the money carefully. No, really, to Hearns, I would say, keep your left hand high. And to Leonard I would say keep bobbing and weaving."
He thinks that Leonard will stop Hearns in the late rounds. "About the 10th or 11th. I was confused at first," Weston said. "I was going back and forth between Leonard or Hearns, Hearns or Leonard. I didn't know who to go with. Then I talked to Leonard about his strategy and I think he will take up where I left off."
Andy Price was knocked out at 2:52 of the first round at Caesars Palace in Leonard's 25th fight.
"At that point in my career I didn't think he could beat me," said Price, who lives in Los Angeles and works for the Exposition Parks and Recreation Department. "I thought he was a hype for TV. My condition was good and he proved to me he was a good fighter with good speed and a better than average punch."
Since then, Price has had two fights. "It's hard to get fights," he said. "I pick Ray to win. Basically he's smarter and a more all-round boxer. He can fight, box and punch. Hearns can only punch."
Price's advice to Leonard is "to box five or six rounds and then come at him. I really think he will knock Hearns out before the 10th." And to Hearns: "The best thing he can do is try to hurt him early."
Clyde Gray lost to Hearns by a 10th round knockout Jan. 11, 1979, in Detroit. Now he works in Toronto as the supervisor of boxing for the Province of Ontario.
"I feel Hearns is a better fighter since me. When I fought him, he couldn't fight those who moved around the ring," said Gray, 35. "But he seems to have mastered that. That's what I suspect Leonard will do."
What Gray remembers most vividly is Hearns' height: 6 feet 2 1/2 inches. "He's very tall and has the long arms; that's the problem in getting to him. But to pick a winner is tough. I'm biased. I like Hearns; he's not a showoff like Leonard. I hope he can pull it off. If he (Leonard) sticks out his head this time, he'll be in a lot of trouble."
Gray said Hearns should "just fight a normal fight. Wait for Leonard and keep the pressure on him." And Leonard? "Be a moving target. Get inside and stay inside."