Boxing Essay Examples

  • The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz The Tragic Fall Of Duddy

    1111 words - 5 pages

    A man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, "A man without land is nobody," he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matter what the cost would be. This ambition of his is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are damnable. Duddy is a relentless pursuer; a formidable competitor and also a ruthless manipulator.

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    The Sport Of Boxing

    2869 words - 12 pages

    Boxing is often referred to as the "Manly Art of Self Defense." It is a very respectable sport that has a rough side to it. Boxing takes place in a sixteen to twenty-four foot square padded area called a ring. A boxing match (referred to as a bout) is usually a fast , violent show of strength, stamina, and skill. The boxers throw powerful punches as each tries to win the bout by means of points, knocking his opponent unconscious, or forcing him to give up the fight. While at the same time , each boxer must guard his head and body again

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    Remembering An Event

    1264 words - 6 pages

    I do not actually remember when I got my first pair of boxing gloves; I just remember them being there. They were red with chewed up white elastic around the wrist section and Mike Tyson’s autograph replicated on the knuckle. They were all chewed up because when we would put on one glove we would use our mouths to put on the other glove. I do not know what intrigued me about this vicious sport, but I loved every second of it. I guess I thought that being the world champ meant that you had nothing to fear, like superman. My dad always told my brother and I about the undefeated heavyweight champ

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    Duddy Kravitz

    1088 words - 5 pages

    A man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, "A man without land is nobody," he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matter what the cost would be. This ambition of his is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are damnable. Duddy is a relentless pursuer; a formidable competitor and also a ruthless manipulator. It is tru

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    The Ali Story

    2299 words - 10 pages

    The greatest time of my life was my proffessonal boxing career and this is how it went.i had just came back to louisville from my triumph in the 1960 Rome olympic games.On October 29, 1960, i won my first professional fight, a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker, who was the police chief of Fayetteville, West Virginia. I had a highly unorthodox style for a heavyweight boxer. Rather than the normal style of carrying the hands high to defend the face, i instead relied on foot speed and quickness to avoid punches and carried i hands low. From 1960 to 1963, i amassed a record of 19-0, wi

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    Oswald Mosley The Godfather Of British Fascism

    3066 words - 13 pages

    In the late 1930’s, German novelist Thomas Mann described fascism as ‘a disease of the times, which is at home everywhere and from which no country is free,’ Fascism was spreading through Europe, Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany, was it inevitable that it would soon spread and become popular in Britain of the 1930’s? Historian A.J.P Taylor described Oswald Mosley as, “The greatest comet of British politics in the twentieth century… a superb political thinker, the best of our age". How then did such a charismatic and popular aristocrat and politician, fall under the influence o

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    Is Duddy Something Or Nothing

    1050 words - 5 pages

    To leave behind your roots, expectorate in the faces of those who care about you, and to deceive and lie, is to be Duddy Kravitz. From the beginning of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, we see that Duddy strives to be someone. Determined to become the owner of a large group of lots on Lac St. Pierre, Duddy Kravitz makes decisions that condemn him to a life of falsehood and deceit. Despite his initial aspiration to becoming something to the people in his life, Duddy ends up as nothing with not even integrity to his name. This life Duddy lives is, in a sense, his own grandfathers doing. Duddy

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    Muhammad Ali

    1480 words - 6 pages

    Muhammad Ali (1942 - ) "When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness." - Tecumseh Legends are material to be molded and not facts to be recorded. Cassius Marcellus Clay defined the very history of the world around us. He was known for his boxing and also his involvement in the black rights movement. Born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky in a small home he was named after his father, Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. Clay's father worked painting billboards and his mother as a domestic. At the age of 12 Clay Jr. was spurred by the theft of his prize

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    Soul Of A Butterfly

    1142 words - 5 pages

    Soul Of a Butterfly By:Muhammad Ali Report By:Samuel Burrell 2/10/09 Early Life Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay Jr January 17,1942 to Cassius Clay Sr and Odessa Clay.As a child he grew up in Louisville Kentucky with his mother father and his younger brother Rudy.Ali's Family was a religous one his mother would wake him and his brother up every Sunday for church and say "Wake up children were going to go see the lord". Then she would make them a big breakfast and afterwards he and Rudy would sit on the porch and shoot marbles until it was time to leave.Muhammad was alw

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    Unappreciated Miracles

    1503 words - 7 pages

    Unappreciated Miracles In Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” a family finds an old decrepit man who seems to have wings. At first they are tempted to believe that he is a fallen angel, but as the story continues their belief wanes. Instead of bring the man into the house to help him and nurse him back to health Pelayo, the owner of the house, decides to lock this man into a chicken coop. The whole town comes to see the new “attraction” until something better comes along. Everybody stops paying attention to the angel until the chicken coop breaks and he is left t

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    Ali

    1440 words - 6 pages

    Micoya Smith HIS 260 Field Trip Assignment 11-16-2009 As I walked into the Muhammad Ali Center I read a mission statement in bold black letters, it stated “To preserve and share the legacy and the ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote, respect, honor, and understanding and to inspire adults and children everywhere, to be as great as they can be. Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. later known as Muhammad Ali, was an African American boxer, and was proud of it. Many African Americans were ashamed of their color, but Ali was different. He was the first boxer to win the Heavyweight Championship 3 di

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    Snatch

    1536 words - 7 pages

    Critical Analysis of the film “Snatch” Gloria Enriquez El Paso Community College Abstract The film Snatch filmed in 2000 was written and directed by Guy Ritchie. This crime film has two leading stories, one of an 84 carat diamond and one of underground boxing matches. Guy Ritchie includes a variety of characters to put this film together, even a dog. Along with characters other techniques are used like sound, camera angles, lighting, and so on. This paper explains how and why these techniques are used. Even though the characters in this film are what makes the story without any of t

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    Warriors Dream

    1057 words - 5 pages

    Warrior’s Dream John Fitch is a MMA fighter that fans love to watch his fights. He is ranked as the #2 welterweight in the world by both Sherdog.com and MMA Weekly,which are the two biggest MMA websites. Jon is from Wayne,IN with a background in wrestling and grappling.He spent years perfecting his wrestling skills and his love for competiotion and challenge drew him to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).He has been fighting in MMA since 2002.And right now fitch is not only a fighter or an athlete but infact, he is a warrior.Since being a a member of purdue wrestling team,Jon fitch’s dre

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    Hrikalegt

    1727 words - 7 pages

    Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn, New York, June 30, 1966. His father, Jimmy Kirkpatrick, abondoned his family when Tyson was only 2, leaving his mother, Lorna Smith Tyson, to care for him along with Rodney, his older brother, and Denise, his younger sister. The family lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant until their financial burdens necessitated a move to Brownsville when Tyson was 10 years old. Six years later, Tyson’s mother died. Tyson has been quoted saying; “I never say my mother happy with me and proud of me for doing something. She only knew me as being a wild kid running the streets,

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    Ali And The Civil Rights Movement

    2449 words - 10 pages

    Muhammad Ali and the Civil rights movements Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky. He was named after a white abolitionist that had freed his slaves. Cassius clay experienced everyday prejudices that most African-American experienced during these times. Cassius had no idea that his life was about to change through circumstance which could have lead to a less admirable paths. At the age of 12, his bike got stolen and resulted as the catalyst of his career choice. Joe Martin a local policeman told this fuming and very determined kid that if he wanted to chal

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    A Thousand Splendid Suns Essay

    1149 words - 5 pages

    A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, depicting their lives in the final quarter of the last century and the first few years of this one, as their country experiences two foreign invasions, civil strife, drought and famine. The two serve as proxies for the women of this troubled land, who have been victimized by most of those in power over that period, most notably the Taliban, whose religious fanaticism placed women in a status little better than that of slaves. The story begins by telling us the life of Mariam, an illegit

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    Muhammad Ali

    2200 words - 9 pages

    Ali’s Fight inside and outside the Ring Throughout the century, there have been several athletes to grace the entertainment spectrum; none however compare to Muhammad Ali. Ali was originally born Cassius Marcellus Clay, in Louisville, Kentucky on January 18, 1942. He was an excellent boxer, by some even considered the best of all time. A very outspoken individual, he consistently shared his beliefs with the media. He worked in accordance with famous civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Ali's collaboration with the Muslim faith led to beliefs that would jeopardize

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    1850 1900

    1480 words - 6 pages

    Mr. Stephenson AP Lit/Comp 16 January 2012 Sports in the 1920s The 1920s was a transition period for many sports. It was not anything like today’s sports, where athletes, making big money, using steroids, or promoting a bunch of different things from diets to other meaningless pointless objects. Sports that had up until that time were largely armature events, which eventually caught the eye of promoters who saw a great opportunity to capitalize on the opportunity to make big money for them and athletes they promote. (…) A huge sport in the 1920s would go by the name of baseball.

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    Ortiz Mayweather Post Fight

    1026 words - 5 pages

    Mayweather vs Ortiz results: A controversial knockout fight By matt lance  Last updated: 18th September 2011 Mayweather vs Ortiz results: A controversial knockout fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Victor Ortiz in a controversial fourth round knockout that could be the talk of the boxing world in the next 24 hours. Ortiz threw a intentional headbutt on Mayweather after he opened up combinations against the ropes. He got a warning from the ref and deducted a point from him. While Ortiz was apologizing, Mayweather hit him with a punch and knocked Ortiz to the floor. After 10 counts, Mayweat

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    Joe Louis

    1198 words - 5 pages

    Joe Louis was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Although throughout his life he lived in many places including Las Vegas and Chicago, he still always considered Detroit home. Officially Joe Louis Barrow, Joe was born in the foothills of Alabama to his mother Lillie and father Muroe Barrow on May 13, 1914. Munroe was a sharecropper, but was committed to an asylum when Joe was only two, and died when he was four. Following this his mother got a job doing washing to support her eight children, but eventually married Patrick Brooks when Joe was seven. Their large family, Lillie's eight childr

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    Why Muhammad Ali Is A Hero

    1209 words - 5 pages

    Muhammad Ali- Dramatic Monologue Home alone, once again. Just me and you servants here in this huge house, It gets so boring, nothing but my own thoughts to keep me entertained. Sitting like this brings back memories from the past. I remember it like it was yesterday night. October 1st, 1975, the Thrilla in Manilla. I was facing one of the greatest boxers in the sport, Joe Frazier. “Commentator voice; time for the main event all you guys were waiting for, lets get ready to rumble! Ali comes out to Joe Frazier, Joe starts to retreat. They exchange punches, Ali swings with his left, Ali swing

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    The Sweet Science

    6023 words - 25 pages

    Depending on who the viewer is, boxing can be seen as a violent, barbaric sport or an exhilarating, artistic display of athleticism. Many people are unable to see past boxing’s physical and aggressive nature, and in a way “close their eyes” to boxers’ incredible abilities. An onlooker with an in-depth understanding of the sport (such as myself), look at boxing as a “sweet science.” A sport that displays two fighters using mental strategy and determination. Yes, boxing is violent, but it’s also a mental sport that involves much strategy and forethought. According to Ancient Egyptia

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