August 26, 2017 Elijah Ogidi-Olu 0 Comments

As much as I know, even though I might not know much, no boxing match has stirred more controversy than today’s match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr and  Connor “Notorious” McGregor aka "THE MONEY FIGHT". I’ll try to watch this fight, and I think if you can, you should watch it too. Let me tell you why.

This fight features Floyd Mayweather, a professional undefeated boxing mastermind over the course of 49 boxing matches, against someone who’ll be making his professional boxing debut, coming from boxing’s more brutal “cousin” – UFC. But before you hiss and ask what he was thinking when he decided to step into the boxing ring with Mayweather, let me give you a hint.

If fights are won by polls, we can all just declare Connor the winner already, as he’s presently leading Mayweather on Google Polls, 44% – 56% from about 200,000 votes and sports bookers claim a large percentage of people are putting their money on Connor (crazy right?). So what makes this fight interesting after all these?... More like why do I think you should watch it?

1. History
For decades to come, people will make reference to this fight and tell their (grand) children “I remember in 2017 when a guy without any boxing experience stepped into the ring with an undefeated boxing champion. You should’ve seen it. It was epic and then they’ll use the result of the fight to conclude the rest of the talk. This is not just a fight, this is history in the making.

2.  Morale Boosting
If you ever think Connor “Notorious” McGregor is insane for accepting this challenge, you’re not alone. But what you can boost your morale with is the fact that in life, you have to recognize that sometimes, when you lose, you still win. If Usain Bolt decides to play tennis against Rafael Nadal and loses, the fact that he played alone is a win in a loss. You get?

3. Challenge Yourself
A lot of people think Connor would win this fight and I guess it’s simply because he accepted to fight in the first place. If he goes on to win, then you have one more reason to ask yourself what you mean by “I’m not sure I can do this” whenever you want to embark on a new challenge. Watch the fight with mindset of challenging yourself.

4. Life Lessons
I’m not much of a boxing fan (I’ll rather watch F1 or even Long Jump), but I watch it from time to time. One thing I that intrigues me is the life lessons I draw out from boxing. One important lesson I’ve learnt from boxing is that sometimes to beat your opponent (competition), you have to think like them, understand them, and (literally) beat them (thanks to Mohammed Ali).

5. Relax
Watching two people burst their faces with energetic punches might not be the best way to relax, but oh well, any excuse to return to the front of the TV eh?... So enjoy the match and relax with a cold drink. The blows wouldn’t affect you, money also wouldn’t. But the lessons should.


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