Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Fight Must Go On

"Guillermo Avila of Mexico drips blood after taking a punch from Gervonta Davis (not pictured) in their super featherweights bout at the DC Armory on April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC."

No one likes to see anyone hurt - but in boxing the theme heavily weighs on knocking your opponent out cold.

Covering a handful of fights at the DC Armory last week, not many fights ended quickly. These conditioned athletes stood toe to toe for all rounds showing how resilient they are.

While a few did end in knock out or technical knock out, only one fighter shed a lot of blood. That was Guillermo Avila.

With upper cheek slashed open, blood poured out of his face briefly before being tended to by his corner.

It's always an amazing feat when boxers continue a fight after a gnarly gash, even more so, is that their corner is able to stop such a massive, bleeding wound so quickly.

I have nothing but respect for these tough athletes every time I document boxing.


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