The ability to adapt to our surroundings is a skill that must be developed in order to be successful – as much in a job interview as in a fight. Your success will come more easily if you’re able to change your behaviour appropriately according to your surroundings.

Adaptability allows you to learn new skills in ever changing circumstances. Employers look to hire people that can adapt, grow and evolve within the work environment.

Sugar Ray Leonard

“Sugar” won world titles in 5 different weight divisions and is regarded as one of the best boxers of all time. Some boxers are admired for a specific skill – like power, footwork or speed - but “Sugar” seemed to possess all of them and on top of this had the unusual ability to use these different skills at the right time. In other words he adapted to the fighter he faced, whether to bamboozle them or to punish them.

“THE SHOWDOWN” was a boxing match between Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns to become the unified champion of the world. Read the below report of the fight and then watch the fight for yourself on YouTube . What are your thoughts on how “Sugar” adapted through it?
Hearns was the aggressor in the early rounds and used his reach to pepper Leonard and by the 5th round Leonard’s eye was swollen from being dominated. The 6th round Leonard switched roles and became the aggressor. Hearn’s was still ahead on points but Leonard waited for the opportunity and pounced on Hearn’s putting him through the ropes and by the 14th round Hearn’s didn’t have enough energy for Leonard’s onslaught and Leonard won by stoppage despite being behind on the scorecards…


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