Let’s go to ringside to our announcer for this world title fight.
“This fight is between Mary and the Disease. Now Disease is a heavy favorite to win this fight based upon its long history of defeating opponents. Mary is a game challenger with lots of desire to win this fight and claim the title.
Round 1: Disease starts off slow examining Mary’s weaknesses. Throws a short punch. Mary winces in pain. Disease throws another punch producing more pain. Disease is smiling. Mary attempts to return the punch. Disease laughs and smiles and says “is that all you got”? Mary is demoralized and feels bad. Disease goes for the knockout. Mary is rocked. The bell rings ending round one. Family and friends watching the fight at ringside are shocked and upset.
Round 2: Mary starts off strong. Throws a few punches to gain an advantage over Disease. Disease continues to smile and mock Mary. Disease throws punch after punch after punch. Mary has no response. In fact, she has no defense for the Disease. She is getting weaker, more defeated looking, and on the verge of going down. Disease throws a solid right-left combination. Mary goes down! She barely gets up as beats the bell sounds ending round 2.”
In the corner after round 2, the ringside doctor comes and looks at Mary. The doctor says to Mary “ you need treatment”. Mary argues at first, and reluctantly agrees.
Round 3 “ Mary starts slowly. She is still sluggish after the last round. She doesn’t know if the treatment will help. Disease jabs, and continues to jab. Mary ducks one jab, and fires back. The crowd roars. Disease again jabs continues to score with more jabs. Mary weaves past the jab and fires back a left-right combination, follows back with a jab of her own. Disease, for the first time in this fight, takes a step back. The round ends. All family and friends give Mary a standing ovation for her fight.
Round 4 Mary, with renewed confidence and strength, starts the round off strongly firing a series of jabs and straight right hands to Disease. Disease flinches a little, and fires back a solid one-two punch. Mary takes the punch rolls to the left and counters the one-two with a ferocious uppercut. Disease is wobbly. Mary fires a 3 punch combination. Disease is wobbly again. Another 3 punch combination and Disease goes down!!!! ….. Disease get up. The round ends. Mary is winning the fight!!! The crowd is electric with chants of Mary, Mary, Mary!!!”
Between rounds Mary is excited by her progress, she sees that she is beating the Disease. Her confidence is growing. She knows that she’s going to be ok.
Round 5 “ Disease slowly walks to the ring and throws out a lazy jab. Mary counters with a strong left. Mary throws a good 2 punch combination. Mary looks strong. Disease fakes a right, throws a left. The punch seems to stagger Mary. Mary comes forward throws a beautiful hook that hits Disease. Disease nods in acknowledgment. Disease comes back fakes a right again, and throws a viscous left hook, followed by a right uppercut. Mary is wobbly. An overhand right by Disease ends round 5. Mary looks shaken.
Round 6 Disease comes out strong and confident. Mary is still wobbly after the last round. Disease goes out to end this fight. Throws a 4 punch combination and then throws another 3 punch combination. Mary has no defense for these punches. Mary tries to counter. Her punches have no snap to them. Disease fires an uppercut straight up the middle. Mary goes down!!!! Her family and friends yell ‘get up’. Mary gets up barely beating the count.”
In Mary’s corner, Mary says ”I want to keep fighting this fight I can win” .The corner people aren’t sure if they should let Mary go out for another round. The doctor examines Mary and says either start treatment again or this fight is over. Mary says Ok to treatment.
Round 7 “Disease is very confident. Starts strong. Throws 3 jabs. Mary takes all 3 without responding. Mary throws a weak looking hook. Family and friends at ringside look worried. Disease smiles and throws a solid one-two. Disease misses an uppercut that would have ended the fight. Mary finds her footing. Throws 3 solid punches. Disease fires back with 3 more jabs. Mary throws a right hook followed by a jab. Mary looks exhausted. The bell sounds ending round 7.
Round 8 “This is the final round of the fight. Mary is tired. Disease looks strong. Mary starts off first and throws a powerful jab. She follows with a left hook that seems to hurt Disease. Disease throws a counter right hand that hurts Mary. Both fighters are weary after this grueling fight. Mary has a determined look in her eye. She’s aware that on the scorecards, she may be losing this fight. She gamely throws punches, one, two, three punch combination, that rocks Disease. Another solid jab that pushes Disease back. Disease comes back with with a brutal left hook that rocks Mary. Mary is wincing from that shot. Her legs are wobbly, her brain is fuzzy. She wants to win the fight, but her body is fighting her. Family and friends at ringside are cheering loudly. The bell sounds ending the fight”
Mary was a game competitor in this fight. It may be her last one. We don’t know how much damage all those punches took out of her. Disease took some punishment but we know that Disease will always be back for another fight. The decision is in the hands of the judges.
Dedicated to a special person fighting perhaps her last fight