Cue card 11: Describe a sports match you have watched
I am going to talk about an absurd boxing match that I watched recently. As a matter of fact, since I realized that I was quite out of condition, and I needed to take up regular exercise, I have taken up boxing to get into shape. This has led me to develop such fondness for the sport that I decided to go and watch a real bout.
As it was the final of the local tournament, the two contestants were both extremely competent. While we were waiting for the boxers to come into the ring, crowds of spectators started to cheer and chant enthusiastically to show their support for the two fighters, which created an atmosphere of excited anticipation. Eventually, after about 15 minutes, the boxers appeared. They looked incredibly muscular, and admittedly I got a bit jealous of their athletic physique.
Since boxing involves a high possibility of injury, on safety grounds both athletes were sufficiently equipped with essential sports gear for their protection, which may be one reason why the sport continues to thrive, despite the dangers. After the introduction and rules reminder, the contest started. It was obvious that the two participants were equally talented, so they had to really exert themselves to win. However, just at the height of the contest, one boxer got a cramp and tripped unexpectedly. The fall was so sudden that he couldn’t react and ended up spraining his wrist. Although it was not a life-threatening injury, it did prevent him from continuing the fight. The other fighter was then declared the winner. Everybody was at a loss for words, and I have to say that was the strangest match I’ve ever seen! It was a little disappointing, but also funny and fascinating in a way.
Despite that, I did not regret seeing that match. It was quite entertaining and valuable for me. As the boxers were remarkably skillful, I was able to learn a lot from them to improve my own skills. I will definitely watch another match in the near future.