4 Things Gaming and Boxing Have in Common
Boxing is a sport thought by some to be a violent and bloody. Gaming is thought to be some by counter productive, leads to violence and doesn’t contribute anything. Both of these views couldn’t be more wrong. Boxing is a sweet science and gaming brings people together and contributes more to society than people think.
You might be asking what do gaming and boxing have in common. Gaming and boxing have more things in common then you might think.
We’re going to list 4 things that gaming and boxing have in common.
Both Build Buzz
To the build up of the fights, boxing matches build up a lot of buzz. Fans highly anticipate a fight sometimes waiting years for a specific fight to happen. The same can be said for gaming, fans can wait years anticipating the biggest release.
When the boxing industry promote fights they have interviews, they hold press conferences and they release teaser trailers. They try to build up as much buzz as possible.
Both Require Practice
To get good at any of them they both require practice and dedication. One probably requires just a little bit more dedication than the other but they still require loads of practice.
Loads of people dedicate their entire lives to boxing. They live and breathe boxing. They will give it all they have to achieve their goals. The greats Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr, Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Robinson among many, many others trained immensely hard and put countless hours perfecting their craft.
Gaming on the other hand also requires practice probably not as much practice and training as boxing does but you still need to perfect the way you play.
Both Get Competitive
Gaming and boxing can get competitive, really quickly. How many times has a game of Call of Duty or Fifa gotten really heated?
Same with Boxing it can get heated and really competitive rather fast. Boxing has two people whacking each other as hard as they can and trying to hurt each other.
Gaming can get competitive really quick as well. If someone loses a match on Battlefield they might try to smash the controller into their opponents head in a fit of rage.
But it’s all good fun.
They both have respect for their opponent
When it’s all said and done, they both have immense respect for each other. Respect comes from both sides. At the end of it when the game or match is finished, both sides have the respect for each other.
Whatever may be said before the game, during or after the game, both opponents have respect for each other – whether in gaming or boxing. However its not always the case and sometimes they do hold a grudge against each other.
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