"Whatcha doing boy ?"
Trainer is clearly desperate. I can´t blame him. I am clearly behind, atleast by 7 rounds.
The sweat on my chest is dripping slow, the left side of my face hurts like hell, checking
left hooks with your noggin isn´t the way to go, huh ?
"Okay listen, we can still pull this out. Feint and pull, push his nose, batter him with counters,
make him feel your bite, your venom
, you understand ?!"
I just nod. It´s like a delirium, sweatened and bloodied, the deafening sounds of the crowd here in
surrounding me. Those damned promoters brought me in to be slaughtered by the young Lion,
the new contender, while I am looking like a damn reptile
ing sloth. But I won´t go down without a fight !
The sound of the bell rings in my ears. Trainer slaps me, mouthguard in, back to the center of the ring.
Left shoulder up, right hand glued to the face, don´t square the hips for
s sake !
He comes right at me like a predator at his prey, giving the crowd the fireworks
they want. He swings his
hammer of a right hand, misses. I come back with a right of myself, the loud thump tells me that I got him
good. Dip low, another hook misses, come up with a left uppercut. He staggers. Keep your composure, don´t
tire yourself out now !
He barerly holds himself against the ropes, both hands up, liver exposed. Bam ! Even I could feel that shot.
Yeah, lower your guard, target practice. Jab, right straight. Feel his bones getting rattled by my punches.
He goes down.
Ref pushes me away. He is in for the count. 7...8... he doesn´t get up. You don´t train a heart, they say.
Now it´s only me, all those cheers, they are directed at me. May this be the birth
of my renewed career ?
Don´t care, sweep the sweat of my brow, adrenaline pumping. I am in the middle of this, ain´t feeling
a thing. Everybody screaming, don´t hear them. All of them embracing me, touching, don´t take notice.
Next week back to training, keeping that momentum up. Thats the game, how it´s always been.
They didn´t gave me a chance, I proved them wrong. It´s my year, the year of the snake.