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12 Things a Boxer Does Not Do to Win a Boxing Match

Updated on May 23, 2015
Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

The "Super Fight."

On May 2, 2015, there was an event happened that was billed as the "Super Fight." The opponents, Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao stepped into the ring after months of intensive (and sometimes non-existent) negotiations concerning the purse for the fight, location, and other sensitive details.

It was happening. The bout of bouts. Not just "a" boxing match to see who would be "a" champion of the boxing empire, but "the" boxing battle to settle old scores and pave a new direction for the sport, no, business of boxing.

Manny Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather walks away with it all.

In what boxing experts, analysts, and noted sportswriters called a "seemingly lackluster fight," Floyd Mayweather went the distance and overwhelmingly defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous-decision. As for the titles of winner and loser financially-speaking, there were only two winners: the pugilists who walked away richer than any two fighters who fought for a major title in boxing history.

I do not claim to be a boxing expert by any stretch of the imagination, but when I watched the highlights of the "Super Fight," I suddenly realized that there are . . .

12 Things a Boxer Does Not Do to Win a Boxing Match

  • When the bell rings to start the fight, do not turn to the crowd and throw kisses to the pretty girls.
  • Do not turn your back to your opponent and anger him or you will suffer one more beating.
  • Making funny faces at the referee. This will get you disqualified quickly.
  • Jumping up and down and putting on a ballet demonstration.
  • Tackling your opponent like a charging linebacker. This too will get you disqualified.
  • Trying to sneak tasty snacks into the fight in your trunks is one more ignorant move.
  • Going back and forth from a boxing stance to a professional wrestling stance is not advised.
  • When the referee cannot see you, pull your opponent's hair. Then put a sinister smile on your face.
  • Stop boxing all at once and give the photographers a championship pose.
  • Stop boxing, walk to a side of the ring and start giving autographs.
  • "Mooning" the boxing judges, crowd, and television cameras is an easy way for you to lose the fight.
  • Acting a fool by climbing to the top rope--jumping onto your opponent will make you a laughingstock.

If you are an aspiring boxer and seek fame and fortune, stay away from these things. Unless you have a secret desire to do stand-up comedy.


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    • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenneth Avery 

      3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Keisha,

      Thanks for your delightful comment.

      Thanks for being a good friend. Come back to visit me anytime.

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      Keisha Hunter 

      3 years ago from Kingston, Jamaica

      I must say i didn't see that coming.


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