Amir Khan suffers a painful sixth-round TKO to WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford.

“I was caught with a shot right below the belt and I could feel it. I was in pain. I could feel it in my stomach, and my legs kind of seized. I couldn’t continue.’

The boxer continued to reflect on his fighting match, “I could not continue. I’m not one to give up any fight. I’ll fight to the end; you have to knock me out to get me to give up, you know. I was hit with a hard shot below the belt.” (Sky News – Sport 2019)

Unfortunately for many South Africans we were optimistic about facing the country’s harshest lockdown which was first announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the 27th of March 2020.

However, as time went by, and months passed by, South Africans endured the harsh lockdown, and millions of South Africans began to feel, and experience lockdown like Amir Khan experienced his painful sixth-round TKO which made him feel a hard blow below the belt.

Life can be tough, things may not be turning in your favour, but the question is will you throw in the towel? Will you allow the circumstances of life to knock you out? Or will you find the courage to fight another round when it comes to fighting, and hustling for employment, and continue job hunting into the new year?

Sometimes, life becomes worse before it gets better, and therefore, are you going to fight another reason to fight back against the realities stacked up against you?

Always remember that you are facing lockdown but you don’t have to allow your creativity, and your New Year’s resolutions to be locked up on the inside of you. Yes, at some point in our lives we may feel the brunt, and fall under the grab of Covid-19 fatigue, and lose reasons to continue fighting for a better life, but such experiences, thoughts and feelings happen to us all.

Summing up, the South African government is on the edge of finding solutions to fighting this pandemic through a vaccine roll-out strategy, and we might just be nearing the end of the worst case scenario.

In closing, there is always light at the end of every tunnel, and that spirit of resilience should not leave our sight. Continue fighting for that employment opportunity by fervently applying for jobs, looking after your family, and friends through washing your hands, and sanitising and keeping your social distance. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

May God bless South Africa, and our readers!


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