I can sit back and think on the days when I would watch classic boxing matches from; Ali all the way to Tyson.. ahh these were the days.
The reason why I like classic boxing better than todays boxing is because, boxers from the 70’s threw the 90’s were fighting because thats what they loved, it was a passion for them. And plus it was real deal fights being took place. I cant say todays boxers dont have passion for the sport, but i can say that their boxing reasons are totally different from the classic boxers. Now a days people do things for the money.. to see how much earnings one can receive. And this isn’t their fault at all, this is what society has planted in their minds. Trust me I know, a person needs money to survive in this cold world( but its beautiful at the same time ) but when you do things cause you love them and thats what you are put here for, the money will come. I could be wrong…
Classic boxers didn’t fight for the big mansions and diamonds, they fought cause they didnt have anything better to do in the places they were born in to. They fought for a specific purpose, they had something to prove and they wanted to get recognized for it. Of course they had tons of earnings, but that wasn’t their main focus.
Take Ali for instance, he discovered his talent for boxing through an odd twist of fate. His bike was stolen, and Ali told a police officer, Joe Martin, that he wanted to beat up the thief. Ali started working with Martin to learn how to box, and soon began his boxing career. In his first amateur bout in 1954, he won the fight by split decision. I can’t relate on the bike situation, but i can relate to turning something negative into a positive situation though.
If Ali did brag about something, it wasn’t anything material. Often referring to himself as “the greatest,” Ali was not afraid to sing his own praises. He was known for boasting about his skills before a fight and for his colorful descriptions and phrases. In one of his more famously quoted descriptions, Ali told reporters that he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” in the boxing ring.. this what you brag on if you want to brag on something.
Mike Tyson, he started different from Ali. Tyson, small and shy, was often the target of bullying. To combat this, young Michael began developing his own style of street fighting, and graduated from this to criminal activity. His gang, known as the Jolly Stompers, assigned him to clean out cash registers while older members held victims at gunpoint. He was only 11 at the time. He frequently ran into trouble with police over his petty criminal activities, and by the age of 13 he had been arrested more than 30 times. He was in a lot of trouble but look what he has become over these years.
Tyson’s bad behavior landed him in the Tryon School for Boys, a reform school in upstate New York. At Tryon, Tyson met counselor Bob Stewart, who had been an amateur boxing champion. Tyson wanted Stewart to teach him how to use his fists. He also became determined to learn everything he could about boxing, often slipping out of bed after curfew to practice punches in the dark.
In conclusion, I leave you with this, just because you have had a bad situation, don’t get down on your self have hope and turn that situation into a good one. Your decisions make your future..trust.