Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 August 2015

Editor's Viewpoint: Losing with grace

Published 19/04/2011

There is no doubt that boxer Paul McCloskey lost his world title bout in controversial circumstances. Yes, he was well behind on points and yes, he had suffered a cut. But the decision by a doctor to stop the fight did appear to be premature, or, at least, hurried after only a superficial examination.

Yet the fighter has conducted himself like a winner. He may feel he was robbed of his big opportunity but he behaved with dignity, simply demanding justice and a re-match, however unlikely that will be. Losing with grace is one of the most difficult lessons in sport, but Paul has given a master class in it and remains a role model to any young man thinking of taking up the most demanding sport of all.

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