Firstly, it takes a lot to be just good at boxing but even more so to the be great. Ali had all the odds stacked against him. He was not the tallest, he did not have an amazing reach, he came from a small town. For Ali to become the greatest he had to never give up. Ali would refuse not to give up in just the ring but in life.
Boxing has been a popular form of entertainment for people for decades. Two boxers compete with skill, endurance and strength to win. In most cases, there is an underdog or boxer who is predicted as one who will lose. The greatest wins come from the story of the underdog who overcame obstacles and adversity to win. The Fighter is the story of the American dream where everyone can dream and with hard work they can be the underdog who comes out on top.
Tommy greeted him with a depressed voice, “How’s it going Vito?”. Vito responded with a snarky answer, “You know Tommy, probably a lot better than you!”. The success of Vito’s boxing career was always rubbed in Tommy’s face every time that Vito got a haircut. “I am perfectly fine where I am in life, Vito” he stated with anger in his voice. By this time, he was used to Vito’s bashing and browbeating; however, the comments made by Vito were starting to get to his head.
Wrestling/ Greco-Roman Wrestling Possibly the world's oldest sport with traces that go back 5000 years in the sumerian era, in which contestants struggle hand-to-hand attempt to throw or take down their opponent without striking blows. Some wrestling styles include freestyle, greco-roman and catch-as-catch-can. According to UFC fight maker Shawn Shelby, “... Wrestling is really I think is the most crucial element of MMA. Because if you are a wrestler, you decide where the fight takes place, you know you decide, if you're fighting a good boxer, you can decide to keep the fight standing… You can get a guy who is really good at standing but you think you are good but he is better than you, if you have the ability to change the game plan on
However Eric conquered the fear and passed the test, this shows courage because most people would back out but Eric did not. When Eric first went to the boxing gym he did not know what to do, so when someone approached him to spar he agreed. Since the other man was a lot more experienced he beat Eric with little effort. Eric felt embarrassed after the defeat but instead of giving up he continued to go and eventually found a trainer who taught him how to box. When Eric signed up for BUD/S he had to do the dreaded test known as drown-proofing.
This style was revolutionary in the martial arts world, as it is widely considered to be the predecessor to the modern sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Deservedly, his made him famous beyond film, and information and videos about his real-life exploits can still be found (McDermon). Even most people going to watch his movies only wanted to see Bruce Lee fight off the bad guys once more, as “People squealed in delight so much during his films that a viewer rarely heard all the dialogue,” (Blake). Jeet Kune Do was ultimately an extension of his personal philosophy, which he applied to all aspects of his
MMA a new sport called Mixed Martial Arts has found not only friends, but also numerous critics. MMA is a combat sport that was born in the nineties with the aim to find a complete and effective fighter. As previously wrestlers who had a combat style in which only used beating saw their completely sterile techniques against a grip or a dislocation. MMA is a brutal sport where two fighters fight in a cage with hardly any rules or protections. The same fighters in the techniques were based on projections and detention, because they did not know to react to a blow mode.
When I personally think of success, I first think about all of the blood, sweat, and tears it took to get to that epitome. The failures that come with success can show a lot about a person 's mindset and how hard they truly work to achieve their ultimate goal. Some people might argue that success shouldn’t come without failure if that person fully applies themselves, but I strongly disagree. Failure is one of the main building blocks in success because many famous athletes and celebrities have proved it true, not achieving a certain goal can push someone to work even harder, and failure makes success feel even more sufficient. First off, many pro athletes and other figures some look up to like Oprah and Michael Phelps, came from the lowest of the low and eventually reached the top after so many failures.
At an early age, Ali struggled with school which resulted in him finding love for the sport of boxing. He started to box at the age of twelve and by the time he was sixteen, Ali had won two Golden Glove Titles which made him well known nationally. By the time Cassius was twenty-two years old in 1960, he was offered an opportunity to participate on the Olympic team in Rome. He not only participated, but he actually won the Olympic gold medal. After returning back home from the Olympics,
That anger drove me to where I am now and will fuel me to my victory, but now let me tell you the story of how I got back to the top to defeat my enemy. When I was beaten with such humility, I wasn’t looked at with respect, but with disgust, people at first said my name with pride, but after I got beaten everyone, and I mean everyone, who said my name spat it out as if they had a bad taste in their mouth. To work my way up, I had to start small and fight people who really didn’t know what they were doing, which was easy and all, but after I was beaten I took precaution always just in case. I was ignorant when I faced Cass I just thought that it would be another easy win because I was good. Like, really good.