Most all respected trainers agree on one thing: They can tell from a kid's first sparring session if he has what it takes to be a fighter. It has nothing to do with speed or technique, and it has nothing to do with being a great boxer. It has everything to do with the unique nature of a fighting man. You can perfect jabs, hooks, crosses, combinations, footwork; you can't teach TESTICULAR FORTITUDE(you know what I mean). There is a difference between courage and testicular fortitude. Courage is being able to overcome your fear and standing up to your opponent even in the face of doubt. TF(first letter initials) is being of full confidence, so much so that fear or defeat never crosses your mind for a second. One is the mentality of the survivor and the other is the mentality of the winner. So basically the man with the testicular fortitude first response is to fight back even when overmatched, but the man with the courage must give thought to it before making the decision to fight back. One is done in the subconcious, the other isn't. I want to hear your opinion on this especially Panafrica because you seem to be one of the few on the forum interested in boxing. One more thing, these are not my opinions at all. This has been much debated on the other site that I have visited and I have mixed feelings on it to be honest. I always thought courage and determination were the key to being successful in anything. This seems more mystical and philosophical than factual. Maybe I'm wrong though?