Wednesday, November 24, 2010

SL Boxing?!?!

Today, after four years of ignorance, I was introduced to the world of SL Boxing... Conrad Negulesco (aka Connie - one of the two crazy people in SL to have adopted me as a daughter along with my SL Mum Shellie) invited me down to the HOC - that's House of Champions for people like me who aren't in the know - to watch her spar with a couple of the other SL Boxing fans. 
I was greeted with what looked to be a very impressive and well planned boxing gym - complete with a multitude of boxing equipment and a very impressive looking ring, that I took to be the stage for the competetive fights... 
The House of Champions Centre Stage!
Con's first sparring partner was a Miss Mart Jonesford, who claimed that she was not very good and that although she had been fighting a while she felt sure that she had been allowed to win her matches... Yet watching her and Connie fight I was positive that I would not wanna take her on... and although Connie won the fight, it definately seemed like Mart knew what she was doing and could kick some serious butt... 
Connie vs Mart - Two kick butt girlies that I would DEFINATELY not wanna piss off!
Con then took on the HOC's Head Coach, Mr Jt Hatchuk, a brave move considering he was bigger than her by miles and had the job of head coach... She lost to him unfortunately, but it was a pretty close fight, even though I tried to distract him by shouting and jeering just like the crowd would at a real boxing match hehe (damn I just thought now, maybe I should have flashed him lol that might have helped)... 
Connie vs Jt - Fight 2!
He, along with manager Roofetty Ireman, tried to persuade me to come and try my hand at boxing but I think this will be a sport I remain a spectator of... SL Boxing is definately something that you should see at some point in your SL, its getting out your pent up aggression while being fun and having a laugh with your friends... I would definately suggest you make a trip over to the House of Champions!! 
Lastly I had to talk to Con more about what drove her to boxing... as always she had something good to say,

Conrad Negulesco: A few years ago, I was asking myself questions about second life - since it has so many things to do - horsebackriding, motorcycles, fishing, dancing and travel - just to name a few things... and I wondered, is there boxing? Cause in my mind I couldn't imagine how it worked. So, I did a search and found several boxing clubs and went to one. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea how it worked. But I found this boxing gym with rings and stuff to buy - clothese and gloves and things. So, I took some freebies and bought some gloves. Sometime later, I met some fighters there and one of them offered to give me lessons on how to do it. I hated everything about it. The movements and the practicing and it was like, please just kill me cause this is so fucking lame. It took a very long time to figure out how the hell these damned gloves worked and how to make proper movements. I came and went at many other boxing clubs and in time got better and learned what I liked and what I didn't like, what I could do and I what I couldn't do, what I was good at and what I sucked at. I have settled in at House Of Champions cause they like me and I like them and I understand their gloves a bit better and, the best part is, even when I suck, I am still respected. And that matters...

To finish off the comment, Connie even suggested "Boxing in sl is like having sex. When you win a really good match, it's like having an orgasm except you don't come." Maybe that is why so many people love the sport, even within the boundaries of SL, there is a thrill, a rush, an excitment to being the victor, and this unlike SL's gossip mongering and dramallamaing seems to be a healthy way of getting rid of pent up emotion... Maybe I should give it a shot?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is quite an awesome account, Rud. Hell, I'd go see me now! In fact, I'dgo have a really good wank cept I need to rest up for tonight's Tournament that I'm boxing in. That's 5PM slt for those peeking in at House of Champions. 6 matches of tournament excitement sure to fun!