In The Ring
Event: Town vs. Gown Boxing Match
Date: Feb 2016
Location: Cambridge Guildhall
It’s easy to believe that there are only two people in the ring. The hidden star of any boxing match is the referee—you get a sense that they often dance around the action just as much as the fighters.
One of the earlier bouts featured the fierce ‘Hulk Hogan’ from the University side. Dominating performances like hers are not made on the night, but in the tireless early mornings and long training sessions in the lead up to the big day.
Crowd involvement is an important part of the boxing experience. The athletes thrive on the atmosphere, and audience members can become fiercely involved in the action from behind the ropes.
The art of boxing might be in moving around your opponent, but that doesn’t stop the big hits landing. This sport is dynamic to its very core.
Each side may have only one athlete in the ring, but a number of coaches comprise their team. Any chance for input is taken, in an attempt to outwit and out-move their opponents.
At the end of each fight, there is a painful wait for the decision of the judges. When the referee raises your hand in victory, it doesn’t take away the pain and exhaustion from your time in the ring.
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