If he knows nothing but boxing, there is little he can do. There are lessons to be learned from every punch—lessons that have nothing to do with boxing. A boy becomes a man quickly in the ring—and a man grows old quickly when he takes a punch to the head. There are lessons to be learned from the Beau Jacks and the Johnny Saxtons—knowledge to be stored away for a better time and a better place.
There is no way these lessons can be made mandatory for the strong young men who will not always be winners. The solution lies with the Everyman of boxing himself. It consists of some good profound thought about the future before it becomes the past. The Everyman of boxing should realize that he owes himself something more than a punch in the head.