The Heat Is On...🌞Jul 26, 2022
It’s very hot here in the UK. Same as it was on that day in the brutal summer desert heat of Vegas.110f to be correct.
And even hotter in the ring.
In a memorably tough defence of his featherweight title, the Clones Cyclone lost his crown to the resilience of Steve Cruz (a big underdog) and more so, in my opinion, to the sapping heat of the Vegas sun.
The match should never have been made at that time and in that heat by his promoter. It had every element of a surprise upset.
The reason I say this is that despite all that, Barry fought with every last ounce of what he had on that day, when the heat was truly on.
He just about made it to the final bell, and if it wasn’t for 2 knockdowns in the final round, he would have likely retained his hard-won title.
He was never the same.
When the heat is on, do we fold, or do we muster up all we can? Do we have the mental boxing strength (in any area of life), to do what it takes to ‘finish the game’?
If you want to create the life you’ve always desired, then it makes sense to know in the pursuit of such achievements you’re definitely going to face times when the heat is on.
And how we react at those key points makes all the difference.
Don’t fight the heat – accept it’s coming and prepare yourself mentally and physically for the challenge.
Let’s win when the heat comes!
Box Clever with Billy 🥊