Anson Pine’s "The Boxer"- A Tribute To Our Sport

Forward by Charles C. White - Yesterday afternoon, while waiting for my ride to the supermarket, and with little else to do, I began surfing the net with the intent of finding poems written about our beloved sport of boxing. After 20 minutes of site searching, I came across a gem. Passionately, and creatively written, this poem paints a brilliant picture in the mind of the reader of how special boxing as a whole truly is. The poem opens the eyes of many doubters, and allows them to finally appreciate the beauty and art behind the sweet science, and recognize it as the most glamorous sport the world has ever seen. It is this author’s belief, that no other poem could so vividly capture the heart and soul of boxing, such as Anson Pine’s “The Boxer..

The Boxer

(You Da Man)
Boxing is the sport of kings
You can have your baseball, football or hockey
With their bling-bling championship rings
Boxing is the sport of Rocky
The victors wear a big shiny belt
A battle of one on one
Until their body is a complete welt
No helmets or shoulder pads
Sissies need not apply
Protecting only their gonads
Let's see other athletes give it a try
Two souls pounding away
Blood, sweat and from one's eye a tear
Coming in second is the only fear
As tough as an ox
Moves like a ballet dancer
Smart as a fox
As destructive as cancer
No pinch hitter, no second-string quarterback or backup goalie
The boxer depends on himself solely
To hurt their opponent and knock him down
Relentless and brutal describes their behavior
All in an effort to win the crown
And when it's all done, they thank their savior

Anson Pine

Article posted on 12.09.2009

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