In a previous entry, I mentioned that competitive boxing isn’t for everyone. The average spectator will never understand the physical and mental toughness required to survive in this sport. As I’ve said before, you don’t play boxing the same way that you play mainstream sports such as baseball, basketball, and football. As barbaric as it may sound, there’s no better feeling for a boxer than to win by knockout. Boxers don’t step into the ring to play. They step into the ring to fight.