Win, Lose, or Draw – You Must Improve

Lennox Lewis KO Hasim Rahman

Boxers train to win. You’ll never find a serious fighter who hopes to lose. Yet despite the obvious thirst to win, many of the best lessons come from losing. Boxers in particular tend to learn more from a loss than other athletes. Unlike traditional sports, boxing rarely involves frequent competition. It’s not like playing a double header in baseball where you might lose in the morning but win at night. When a boxer loses, he may have several weeks or months before he fights again. That’s a long time to analyze what went wrong. No fighter ever wants to be in that position however. The goal is to win. Therefore, fighters shouldn’t wait to lose before striving to improve. It is just as important to learn from a win as it from a loss.