As some of you know, I’m a pretty big boxing fan. On the return of the random Friday posts, let’s take a look at one of my favorite all time fighters with one of their greatest all time moments.
When people write things like “Why does athlete X get paid so much money?” I think of this video. Athlete X gets paid so much money because that athlete is insanely talented. Do you know how many people in the world that Glen Kelly, the guy Roy Jones clowned in this video, would destroy? He finished his career 31-3-1. Athletes at the top of their game are in professions that are multi-billion dollar industries. The average person can’t do what they do. If we could, we would be raking in the big bucks.
This is also a somewhat sad video about someone who hung around too long. They were talking about Jones’ career coming to a close in this video. It’s from 2002. 10 years later, he’s still plodding away. He’s taken his share of losses that are harshing his legacy some. He’s lost 4 of his last 7 fights. The wins against tomato cans. It’s hard to stop things you love doing. But sometimes you just need to. It makes you remember the sad moments instead of the awe-inspiring.