There are few things more painful for boxers than having a fight cancelled at short notice through no fault of their own. Months of hard graft – early morning runs, gruelling sparring sessions and brutal strength and conditioning work-outs – seemingly gone to waste.
Promoters, too, left devastated as the sleepless nights organising not only boxing matches but full-scale public events prove to be in vain.
But, of course, as the old saying goes: there’s no such thing as a loss, only a lesson. And that is the case for On The Ropes Boxing who had to cancel their Hell or High Water show, scheduled June 10th, due to injuries, pull-outs and other external issues.
As true fighters do, the team quickly picked themselves up and announced plans for their forthcoming show in September 2017. ‘The Fight City’ promises to have even more action packed professional and semi-pro fights and some of the city’s best entertainment acts. On The Ropes Boxing are also preparing to announce some new landmark signings to their roster who will feature on the bill.
In the end, it’s true that people are tested most when things don’t go as planned; that’s when real character emerges. We wish the boxers a happy summer and look forward to seeing them in battle later in the year.