Monday, July 12, 2010

Boxing Report

I regret to report that Butler got KO'd in the 2nd round on Friday nite. More precisely,he got knocked down and thought he was going to get an 8 count and continue the bout. However, the Ref. said no and stopped the fight.
Butler knocked the opponent to 1 knee in the 1st Round and it looked like he had the match in hand. My analysis is that when he knocked Guzman down it made him get overly aggressive and caused him to forget his stratgey and game plan. This lapse left a window open for Guzman to deliver a punch that knocked Butler off his feet.
This result is a set back...but I believe it has an ancillary benefit of teaching Butler a lesson and taking him down a few ticks on the Cockiness meter.
The good news is that after a full medical exam and CAT scan,Butler is fine. He is however very pissed off at himself for losing.
Stay tuned...onward and upward...


Toad said...

A steady climb to the top is rarely advantageous. As you say a little humility and hunger goes a very long way.

here's to a better fight next time.

JMW said...

Sorry to hear about the loss. But, like you said, perhaps this will encourage him to work harder and keep the ego in check. :)

Annah said...

I really wish I know more about boxing but I really really don't. At least Butler is okay, right?

Toad said...

have you ever seen the documentary Blue Blood, its on Sundance this month? Very good story of the Oxford University Boxing team.