The Olympic Games are a great spectacle for the fans. For the athletes it is a chance to announce yourself to the world. Most sports reach an all time high viewership globally only during such events. It is thus an incentive to raise your game. This is the reason why so many world records tumble during the weeks of the summer Olympics every four years. It is just not ability but mentality that brings this about.
Boxing is one of the few sports that literally requires an athlete to put mind over matter. The heart may be responsible for pumping blood but it is the mind that will instigate the will to not remain down when knocked over.
Certain boxers in history have truly had inspirational stories. Let us then look at boxers who may start a story or at least compel the audience to read their story following the London Games. We are analyzing boxers in the men's super heavyweight (plus-91kg) category who will predictably become better known following these summer Olympics.