When describing the movie Felix was watching, the author uses idioms to depict one of the scenes. Paragraph 39: "The champion was getting the daylights beat out of him. He was saved only by the sound of the bell. " The champion was not literally getting the daylights beat out of him; it's just a phrase to convey that he was getting beaten up by his opponent. It is more interesting to use that phrase instead of blandly writing: "He got beaten up."
Everyone was waiting for that match because we had such unique wrestling styles and it was also the finals match for first place in the 195 pound bracket. I knew that I could win this match because I was ready to wrestle him and knew what I had to do to win. So, Frankie and I had a good close battle and I was losing in the end by 6 points and I knew with such short time on the clock that I needed to pin him to win.
Contender “It’s not easy, trying to become a contender.” ~ Mr. Donatelli, The Contender. Do you know where you are going to be in 7 years? Or at least where you are planning to be. You need to work hard ,and try your best, whether it’s going to school and paying attention or going on a diet and believing in it.
(Martino 7) Sounds pretty intense right? That is the mindset of both Ivan and Bobby to become state wrestling champions during there senior year of high school. They both are aware of each other but don’t know how each other wrestle. They both face hardships from coaches, friends, and family and are expected to reach everybody’s expectations. In this journal I will be connecting, evaluating, and questioning.
Floyd Mayweather was a light weight champion only three times and Dempsey was the world champion 5 times within 6 years fighting men of all sizes. Everyone loved Mayweather making it easier for him than Dempsey because he just had to tough it through with very little support and was still very successful (“Floyd Mayweather Biography”). Roberto Duran was very fast with his moves in boxing just like Dempsey was. Rumor has it that Duran would beg out of fights by saying “no mas” over and over if he thought he couldn't win but he says that he never said those words. In fights Dempsey would never back out of a fight when he got there, He only ran when he was around 16 from men that he would come across when he was working (“Roberto Duran Biography”).
Everyday for a month, I would head over to Moe’s place to train. I could taste every drop of blood, sweat, and tears from the pain that I had to endure, but I enjoyed every second of it. Finally came the day of the big fight. I was ready to roll. I was then matched up against an opponent that weighed in 105 pounds.
Antonio and Terry have begun to ignore each other and stay silence rather than discuss what the real problems are. They are unable to directly discuss what the problem is and how they should be fixing it. Antonio has become physical towards Terry whenever she does try and communicate her feelings which have led to her staying quiet around
The match ended rather quickly. Actually in two minutes. That night I sat in my hotel room, rather sour and thought about the whole day. I thought how lucky I was to be there, and how lucky I am to be so good at something, and then it hit me like a wrecking ball. I realized how much I LOVE wrestling.
Manny Hernandez and I both have issues fitting in. Manny tries out boxing in order to fit in or to be one of the cool kids. ”he made me his equipment manager and handler,”(Martinez 119). Lencho made Manny feel he was somewhat important. This relates to my own personal life because I have issues fitting in and finding friends that I can trust especially now that I am in High School.
His grandfather had fought as an amateur and his father had boxed professionally. His first boxing match was when he was 6 years old, and he won the match. As he kept working out in the Resurrection Boy 's Club Gym, he started winning a lot of matches. By the end of his high school career he had an astonishing 225 wins, and only five losses. He had become a national Junior Olympic
his comeback, I was dispatched to George Cherry’s boxing club to watch him work out. After he had finished and showered, we adjourned to a neighbourhood greasy spoon for an amiable, two-hour chat. As we were about to leave, Lafleur asked about an old friend: “So how is Red Fisher?” “Red is Red,” I said, the only accurate description of the man I could ever manage.