I watched the November 28, 2015 boxing match between Wladimir Klitchko and Tyson Fury.
To be honest I am not a boxing fan and I didn't watch on Klichko's fights during a few years. And do you know why? Because most of them were predictable. Yes, I agree that Vladimir Klichko is a great athlete. But many times I noticed that his opponents were not the strongest competitors.
I watched the TV show before the match also. All experts prognosticated that Klichko will be a victor. The only question was "How long will Fury live out?"
But they all were wrong. Fury defeated Klichko by unanimous decision of the judges. It reminded me of one quote from great Chinese war leader and strategist Sun Tzu: "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."
After Furi's victory these Ukrainian boxing experts said that the match was head-to-head. They said that at this rate the judges should announce Klichko as a winner according common practice to save the champion on the top. The challenger should crush the champion without any doubts about who won the match. These experts said also that the judges could announce a draw. Klichko would save his title, and it would be an intrigue till their second fight.
But I agree with the judges. As for me Fury was better and more hungry for win. There were no knockdowns. Fury won by a few points. As for me he deservedly won the title. If it would be announced Klichko's victory or a draw, Klichko saved the title but lost his respect.
Winston Churchill once said, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
Now Klichko has the chance to prove his skills. Will he win back the title? I don't know. It's sport. There are winners and losers. There is no drama in it.
I am a lawyer and I can say that the battle with strong opponent in the courtroom makes me stronger.
We all need enemies as well as friends. Sure you know the saying: "Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are." I think that the same thing is about our enemies and opponents. Why not? We all need to be criticized by clever opponent. We can learn much from our enemies. They can teach us most about ourselves.
So, don't avoid your enemies and opponents, meet them, stand up to them and you will become stronger.