What made Michael Jordan unquestionably one of the greatest basketball players ever is that, aside from an unwavering will to win when the game was on the line, he always wanted the ball. His supreme confidence and extreme competitiveness allowed him to rise to the occasion. More often than not, his single- mindedness paid off. He understood how to embrace the anxiety that comes with pressure, how to exploit it and feed off of it. If you want to succeed in boxing, one of the first things you need to do is perfect the art of performing under pressure.