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Finding the Winner in You

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.

The Ageless Warrior

age is only a number

Boxing history has had a handful of fighters who were able to, not only compete, but reach a high level of success into what most would consider past their prime. The “Ole Mongoose,” Archie Moore, fought late into his forties, George Foreman won the heavyweight title at age forty-five and, more recently, forty-seven year old Bernard Hopkins has gained a great deal of attention for being able to tap into a virtual fountain of youth and show some of today’s young guns, that age really is only a number.  Were these boxers genetically gifted?  Did they have a secret to success for fighting into their golden years? Were they just well-preserved because of their lifestyles outside of the ring?  The answer may be…all of the above?