How would you pick up your fighter after a loss?

By Kevin Davis


The crowd is electric and all you can see is the ring, it's silent because you have block out every voice in the world. the fight starts, you do everything you're corner tells you and it just isn't working so you try plan b, and that fails next thing you know it's over no more rounds, you have just lost the fight and you know it. Many fighters have been here, even most of the greatest fighters in the world. For a trainer this is part of the game of grooming your fighter, How you pick up you're fighter is the difference in building a champion and ruining a fighter. 


Coach Schultz have been training fighters for over 35 years in the city of Chicago, and he has done this over a million times seems like. "All I say to them is son, you gave me everything you got, I'm proud of you. I know it hurts but learn from this and comeback stronger." said Schultz. We have seen fighters give up on trainers, blame the world for mistakes and wont even except the fact that they have lost. 


"Pride is the first thing to go before a fall, one of my fighters was so gifted he would shut his opponent out in points." said Coach John from the fight factory. "One tournament, he got really cocky and said I've beat this guy already three times, I'm going to try to knock him out this time. I said no, that ain't how we trained to fight this guy, stay behind the jab and let him walk into something. He didn't listen and the boy dropped him twice and broke his nose. I tried like hell to build him back up but he was lost after that fight and was never the same again, he doubted himself and never got back to the level he once was." 


Vivian Harris was on a mission to win a world title and go after Floyd Mayweather Jr. but his focus wasn't on the task at hand, and he was knocked out on the undercard of Gatti/Mayweather. The late great Emmanuel Steward was his trainer at the time, and Steward made a huge mistake, he didn't try harder to reach Harris after the lost. His schedule had Steward moving around a lot and being distant when Harris needed him most. Harris confidence was gone, he was embarrassed, and hurt. He rushed back into the ring but never quite got back to level he once was at before the knockout. Steward and he would part ways, his career never went anywhere after that.

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Comment by Jeffrey T. DeRouen on January 8, 2013 at 6:03pm

CARLOS MOUSSA beat the hell out of viv harris that night... very impressive beat down...

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