On Punch Club and Poverty


Punch Club becomes a trap of seemingly inescapable poverty. Fighting earns limited income—a tattered ring and 15 or so odd spectators won’t pay bills. There’s no money in scrub leagues and no way to become a pro without ranking up. Pizza delivery pays better, but siphons happiness. It’s a miserable existence. Punch Club rapidly becomes a cycle of eat to work and work to eat. Anything in between is luxury.”

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