Aw Shit Nigga Essay

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Arsh atwal Dreams and Reality March 30/2014The day of the World Boxing Championships was a dark and rainy one, which was unusual for Barcelona considering the time of year. Tommy, a hopeful for the title arrived at the venue feeling nervous, and as the day wore on and matches began he started feeling more and more anxious to get in the ring and box. Mike, his coach came up to him and said, "You are up, let's go." Tommy got into the ring and touched gloves with his opponent Jack. Jack was a World Champion at 205 pounds, and he was someone who Tommy had faced several times, but never succeeded in winning against. The match began, and they both squared off. Jack threw a couple jabs at Tommy's face which he was able to block, but suddenly out of nowhere Jack threw two big right hooks which knocked Tommy out instantaneously. Tommy was knocked out for a couple minutes, and when he woke up his head was hurting, and he was finding it difficult to see properly. He told his coach who called the ambulance to take Tommy to the hospital so that they could get him checked out just to be safe.After arriving at the hospital forty-five minutes later, the nurses did the usual pre-testing of checking his blood pressure, urine sample, and taking a blood sample. Tommy was lying on the bed when he felt a throbbing pain in his head unlike any pain he had ever felt before. He started to panic, and one thought dominated all others, will I be able to box still?According to the Doctors, Tom had minor brain damage and although not safe, he could if he wanted to continue with boxing. Although, the Doctors did warn Tom that if he had too many blows to the head it could result in permanent brain damage or even worse death, Tom did not need their warning as the only thing he cared about was his dream of becoming a World Champion.After a month of rest Tom's body had recovered enough from the damage caused by the last fight that he could start training again. So, Coach Mike and Tom sat and discussed the options that were available. Tom kept repeating one thing throughout the whole discussion, and that was, "Coach, I really want the title" to which Coach Mike replied, "The key to winning is good focus, awareness of your opponent, and hard work.""I am willing to work for it Coach," was Tom's reply.The training began the next day; Tom was taken to a personal gym where he would be training for the next year. As the first week went by Tom realized just how much he had deteriorated fitness wise. Things that had been as easy as breathing were now taking all of his energy. Tom went to his Coach at the end of the first week and said, "I cannot do it, those practices only exhaust me, and the result does not change. Maybe it is over for me." Coach Mike sighed, saying, "Every person has a dream, and a goal. We have to fight for what we believe in; what we feel. The easiest way is to quit everything and not go until the end because the path is difficult and we are not use to inconveniences....

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