The Pugilist

Photographer Unknown, Vintage Photo, (The Pugilist)

“There is a distinct art in boxing, because there is method, strategy, technique rules and all the bells and whistles that the general public knows. However, since the beginning of time mankind was destined to appreciate the art of combat; and that is the mortal sacrifice – you put yourself out there and display a virtual painting, an interactive canvas that portrays the nature of the human body and what it’s capable of, and as an outcome, the object of combat is not to sacrifice yourself to entertain spectators, no, but to make the other bastard sacrifice himself to entertain spectators – thus comes the art of honor. It’s not a thirst for blood, not at all – but an astonishment, an appreciation for the capabilities of a human that bares his soul naked for the art of combat using strictly his body.”  – Ghaleya Aldhafiri

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