“Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die”
– Joe Louis
Life is a game we are not supposed to win. We’re all going to die one day and depending on what you believe only one of us has ever made it back again. The odds on immortality aren’t too good. We may die one day, but that day is not today. Buck the odds. Live one more day. Fight one more round. Fighting is a natural instinct. It’s survival of the fittest, fastest and strongest. Unfortunately, you’re never going to fight better than you were born. Your destiny is in your DNA. Boxing upsets the apple cart of rational thought by making you think outside the box. It’s Brains over Brawn. A boxer is a rebel, a rabble-rouser, an iconoclast. The heretical notion that bigger isn’t always better, that might doesn’t always make right and that you can make yourself better than you were born is what boxing is all about. It was born when David beat Goliath and baptized when the Bluecoats beat the Redcoats. Boxing is about staying and fighting when everyone else turns and runs. A coward saves his own skin. A hero saves someone else’s. Not all fights are fought in a ring. The big fights, the ones that matter most, are practiced there. Life isn’t fair, the world is cruel, the end is near. Fight One More Round. Get up. Pick up your hands. Fight One More Round.
“THE MAN WHO FIGHTS ONE MORE ROUND IS NEVER WHIPPED.” – Gentleman Jim Corbett