By Davy Trengove – I still can’t get my head around online trolls who verbally abuse athletes from behind a screen for no gain at all.
If they get a kick or some kind of self-satisfaction then they must be very sad. I personally will always be respectful of a professional athlete who takes part in combat sports. Take a boxer for instance…A man can make £20 million dollars for just one fight in boxing but on the other side of the coin, he could also lose his life in the ring. Its the same throughout Combat sports which are no different from the days of the ancient Roman Colosseum.
People don’t want to see an elite strategic boxing chess style match, they want to see two fighters beat the living daylights out of each other, make no mistake many fans are baying for blood. Those who say the likes of Mayweather and Andre Ward were boring to watch are those type of fans.
I’m all for the legendary Gatti Vs. Ward style fights but I also want to see the sportsmen stay healthy and return to their families after fight night.
Yes, the health and safety of a fighter are paramount nowadays and all the precautions are in place but things can and do go wrong. It’s a sad fact that it is a risk a fighter takes, not just to compete in the sport they love but to risk their health for wealth and to leave with a legacy.
Fans want to see boxers go to war in the ring and war is a very profitable business.