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Old 05-09-2014, 02:02 AM
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Post Comments Thread For: Sechew Powell and the Road Less Traveled

By Thomas Gerbasi - David Branch never laced up the gloves as a pro boxer, but he knows a little something about fighting as a mixed martial artist who has four UFC fights to his name as well as a nice winning streak going in the World Series of Fighting promotion. So when he sat down to talk to his older brother Sechew Powell about the fight game, the former junior middleweight title challenger listened.

“In the fight game,” said Branch, “there are two types of people. There are people who ride the line of comfort and there are people who ride the blade. The line of comfort is in your chair watching a man fight his heart out and you have the luxury to critique it and say what you see. But the blade was that man in the ring, underneath the hot lights, putting on an exhibition for all to see.”

Powell’s choice has always been an obvious one.

“I’ve made a decision to ride the blade,” he said. “This is my life and so I’m open to criticism and I understand that people are gonna have their opinions. I take it with a grain of salt and I don’t let it beat me up too much when people give a negative critique.” [Click Here To Read More]
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:15 AM
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When you're young and in your prime, at some point, you reach your full potential. In boxing, that full potential may be to win a championship bout. It may be to only make it to contender, or less. If you do become a champion in your prime, eventually lose, and then years later try do become a champion again, it is very difficult. If you never rise above the level of contender in your prime, it's nearly impossible to somehow rise to the level of champion years after your prime. Sechew Powell said he soon needs to think about what to do after boxing. I'm afraid he should have considered that a long time ago.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:34 PM
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Good article.

Of course it didn't get many responses.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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I always enjoy reading these type of "personal" articles. Good stuff.

I do have a question tho, at the age of 35 do these guys really believe they can compete and may have a future in boxing or are they just trying to convince themselves and the public?

Not trying to sound like an a$$hole. I do wish him luck.


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