Why I would like to fight again.

A few days ago, I wrote about why I used to fight.  I mentioned that reasons for doing something change over time.  I used to fight to prove something to others.  Is that why I would like to fight again?  No.  I have nothing to prove to anyone.

Justin M. Salvato at 37You may be expecting that I have to prove something to myself.  Well, I don’t.  I’ve done something that most people wouldn’t dare; get into the ring.  I’ve even won a few fights in the process.  However, there is a part of me that regrets not staying focused, not fulfilling my potential.  People have said to me then that if I stop I’ll regret it.  They were right.  There are two reasons for wanting to fight again.

My wife has never seen me fight.  By the time I met her, my boxing days were over.  She has seen some of my fights on video, but never in person.  She has never seen me train diligently, never seen me at 152 pounds (my fighting weight), never seen me spar, and has never seen me inside of a boxing ring.  I want her to be the first person that greets me when I walk out of the ring after a fight. That’s one reason I’d like to fight again.

The other reason?  To have one professional fight.  At 37 years old, I am being real when I say that a boxing career is not in the cards.  However, I don’t want to go to my grave without having a pro fight.  That was something I was supposed to do.  Again, I lost my focus.  If the opportunity presented itself, I’d take it serious this time.  I’d see it through to the end.

About the Author

Justin M. Salvato
Justin M. Salvato is the creator & owner of BOXING 4 FREE. He's a former amateur boxer, former USA Boxing coach, and former boxing fitness instructor. These days he enjoys vintage computing, retro video games, and talking tech. He also writes a blog about the Coleco ADAM computer and Life with Microsoft.

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