Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Dripping Red

"Gabriel Rosado bleeds in his corner between rounds against Jermell Charlo in their WBC Continental Americas Title match at the DC Armory on January 25, 2014 in Washington, DC."

Expanding from my last post on boxing from the DC Armory, I wanted to share one more image as it always amazes me how much athletes put their bodies on the line.

In boxing, these men and women are putting their charming looks in jeopardy as they slug one another in the face. Obviously they don't care about their appearance as they compete in a sport they love.

This image of Gabriel Rosado resonated with me not because of the blood dripping from his eyebrow - because a busted up face isn't an uncommon sight in boxing. Yet it was the juxtaposition between his neck tattoo and his eye wound.

I'm not sure who the woman is stenciled on his neck, but the way she is looking at the scar gave me a motherly connection, worried feeling.


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