With his family dead and with nothing to lose, this Jewish boxer fights for his life in the ring. Salamo Arouch was young when he started to grow a name for himself. He was 14 when he had his first match and he knocked his opponent down two times to get a technical knockout. Ever since his first match Salamo Arouch boxed anytime he could, he claims that he fought 208 fights. If
Jack Johnson boxes his way to the heavyweight world championships. This highly anticipated fight was against opponent Tommy Burns. Tommy Burns was the reigning champion and favored winner by most gamblers. During the fight Johnson ``dominated the fight for thirteen rounds, punching the overmatched white boxer at will until police stopped the match and saved the bloody and battered Burns the indignity of being knocked out.” (Jack Johnson Biography).
Peekay was small and young for the things that he wanted to do. Physically, he was too small compared to the other boxers, which made it hard for him to compete against others and many people didn’t believe that he could succeed in boxing because of how small he was. He made it farther than people thought he would, considering the difficulties that he faced. Many people told him to stop or give up because of his size, and even the referee at one of the matches said, “Let the boy grow a little bit, wait till next year. He’s champion material, too good for a mismatch” (Courtenay 248).
The announcer started announcing the top 15 scores to come and receive their award. As the announcer went down the list, I hadn’t heard my name yet and when he got to the 8th place award my name was called, all my hard work had paid off. At first going into the tournament I was very nervous, But after I was proud of myself for setting a goal and completing it.
A football flies through the air with the velocity and height of a throw from Peyton Manning and finds its way into the ungainly hands of a four year old, who inevitably drops it. Upset, I pick up the ball again and try to throw it back to my brother. He would always say to me “Andrew, Keep your eyes on the prize and catch this ball”. Although it seemed I would never catch the ball, he never took it easy on me. This repeated process happens over and over again.
It all happened on what I thought would be a fantastic day: the 1st Annual University Interscholastic League A+ competition. The very event I had trained for. The opportunity that would let me earn some academic recognition. I had prepared for months then, going to after-school practice and spending hours of my time memorizing and learning. Of course, I still broke the rules, and paid the price, but at the end of the day, I gained something out of all of it.
“The Great Dempsey” “A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings- not just before, not just after- but when it rings.” This quote represents Jack Dempsey because he was always prepared and worked very hard to earn world titles many times. He was a very good boxer who proved himself multiple times by defeating people that doubted him. Dempsey had huge disadvantages because of his height and weight.
I decided I was going to use every ounce of my energy and being to this race. With every stride, I remembered every workout, every tear, every sacrifice and pushed through my pain. Finally, with the sunlight cutting through the clouds shining on the finish line, I gave it my all. I ran through finish line with painful tears in my eyes. “YOU MADE IT!
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
Not to mention my ever so lovely coaches. Coach Robinson was about 6’1” and about 210 pounds. Coach Castro was about 5’7” and about 170 pounds. There was no one else going to state so of course i had to wrestle them. At the time