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Learning to Take Your Lumps

Learning to take your lumps

Not all fighters start out with the ability to, figuratively, stare down the barrel of a gun without blinking.  They don’t have that unwavering fearlessness to take whatever incoming fire is raining down on them, while remaining cool, calm and collected.   Instead, they flinch, blink or shy away when the pressure hits.  Some in the boxing business call this being gun-shy, which is basically demonstrating a vulnerable or passive reaction to getting hit.