When do you let the referee do his job & when do you take matters into your own hands? This age old questions has once again reared its head in the aftermath of the highly anticipated rematch between Andre “SOG” Ward & Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. The first fight was a contentious decision which had both sets of fans ferociously arguing that their man did enough to have his hand raised in victory. Months of back and forth talk in the media ensured that the flames of this grudge match were well and truly stoked. After another titanic tussle, we are once again left with controversy and perhaps more questions than we had in the beginning. Continue reading Robbery? (Again?!) who’s the victim this time?
What do we need to focus on everyday? What would be beneficial for me to place most of my mental energy on everyday? It’s pretty simple really, mastery, progress, growth! Ensuring that I am just that little bit better, a little bit wiser, a little bit more knowledgable than I was the day before. The most successful people are those who have realised that success is a habit. Success, execellence, mastery, call it what you may, is the continuous pursuit of “better”. It is the ability to stick steadfast to the task at hand, remaining focused on your journey, knowing that even an improvement of 1% is still an improvement. These small 1% improvements begin to add up over a period of time, then become seismic improvements, leaps towards your dreams and goals. Continue reading Small victories. Small wins in all things!
There is a word that strikes fear into a fighters heart. A word that can turn the most hardcore fan of a fighter into his biggest critic. This word and the sheer impact its actions entail can even see a fighters “friends” abandon them (this would lead me to question if they were ever real friends in the first place, but that’s another topic!). The word of course is QUIT. 4 simple letters with a cascade of consequences. Continue reading A boxing cardinal sin or sense prevailing?