If life gives you lemons…

Mike Tierney writes in The National about seven incidents where sportmen have fought the battle of life with exemplary courage or shown that it is all about giving and not just winning.

This one I like: Dewey Bozella had a legitimate excuse for not making his pro boxing debut until age 52. He was locked up for 26 years, convicted of a murder that the courts finally decided he did not commit.

Pumped up from a telephone call from US President Barack Obama before the bout, Bozella won a unanimous decision. Then the man who earned two degrees while behind bars retired from the sport at 1-0 to devote his time with his foundation for youngsters, who will learn how boxing can keep them on the right path.

Imagine, the frustration of being wronged and the anger bottled up in the four walls of a small prison cell, and then taking it out in a boxing fight and then leaving the ring satisfied at just one but perfect punch.

It is not what life gives you, it is about what you make of it.

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