I never thought I’d have to write these words. In May this year, I received the biggest body blow by being told I’ve been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine carcinoma. My mind staggered to take in the doctor’s words considering there’s only so much as humans we can control.
This is my story.
I share it, so others are inspired by the words of some of my combat sports heroes. In the darkest of times, these words have been the ‘words from my corner’, the pep talk I needed to pick myself up and battle on.
AnesonGib is a YouTube Boxer who began his professional boxing career by competing with none other than Jake Paul, which unfortunately ended as a 1st round Technical Knockout.
This fight occurred under the professional limelight generated by Matchroom Boxing and DAZN, meaning many boxing fanatics critiqued Gib’s performance.
Some of these names include Eddie Hearn, Ryan Garcia and Shane Mosley.
Despite the backlash being hard enough to deal with for your professional debut, this didn’t discourage Gib from getting back into the ring.
In 2021, he featured on a YouTube Boxing Card called ‘Social Gloves’, where he took the toughest test against a fighter named ‘Taylor Holder’. This influencer boxer had shared a training camp with some credible names across the sport, including Canelo Alvarez & Ryan Garcia.
Despite this being the toughest fight on the card, Gib won via a unanimous decision.
What exactly is my desired sports industry legacy?
Ash’s Sports Talk has been an integral part of building my personal brand to gain recognition in the industry, a major reason for receiving my position as a Digital Content Executive at Oporto Sports.
You can view my portfolio here in terms of my achievements.
Now, my legacy lies in the desire to support athletes, brands, and other passionate combat parties through the power of athlete-driven marketing, storytelling, content creation and other digital marketing methods, which I’m always happy to chat more about.