Overconfidence and the Great Boxer/Puncher Teofimo Lopez

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As an Ironworker for Local 46 in New York City for many years

I know the most dangerous man on the job is the one who thinks he knows it all!

Yet in stark reality does not have all the clues

Strident overconfidence can trump even blatant inexperience

In bringing forth suddenly the injury and death!

Construction safety blues!

Boxing is a game where the same sweet science rules apply

Underestimate your hard-working determined opponent?

Talk of a knock-out in the first-round?

Boast of your skills being far superior?

And you can find yourself in the same place at the end of the first round

Where the young upstart boxer Teofimo Lopez lied!

Flat on the canvas and looking quite surprised!

The new undisputed champion George Kambosos with great heart!

Fast hands!

Good sound practiced strategy!

Sturdy chin!

And excellent conditioning!

Earned his take-over as the undisputed champion of the lightweight division titles

The once-rising star boxer/puncher young fighter Mr. Lopez learned a valuable lesson in life

That can be for him

And the general public quite vital!

Never believe the headlines when they are screaming your indomitable praise!

Any man can be defeated in the ring by another man with lesser talent who displays

More grit!


Will-power to win!

And courage to at the end have his hands raised

Mr. Lopez will grow from this great loss

The Busted-Up Boss!

And become an even better fighter!

To his fans I say keep the faith!

The Australian champion boxer George Kambosos

Proved himself in Madison Square Garden a tough hombre for any challenger

Who stands opposing him with both gloves laced

In the ruthless sport of boxing!

Even the greatest fighters of them all

Have seen their dreams dashed!

Especially when they have overlooked

The ferocious fighters they have faced

Ruinous things are not easily replaced

Nor is their the want for these acts to become commonplace

Overconfidence is a mental drug that can lull you to sleep

Resulting in dangerous mission creep!

In a flash!

All of your past accomplishments will be abruptly erased


Published by The Appeal to Safety LLC

I am the owner of The Appeal To Safety. The Appeal to Safety is a Construction Safety Management/ Safety Consulting business. We provide Site Safety Managers/ Site Safety Coordinators/ Concrete Safety Managers/ Construction Site Fire Safety Managers for prospective NYC Construction companies that are well-versed in NYC Dept. of Buildings, FDNY, CDC, DOT and other relevant government agency codes and regulations/ safety standards. We also can provide EHS Construction Safety Managers for Heavy Civil Construction projects based in New York City and vicinity. We have a vast database of Licensed Safety Managers that we utilize to find Outstanding Safety Manager Candidates for our clients. Please contact for any and all of your Construction Safety needs! Together we will make The Appeal to Safety! Enjoy my original poetry with curated music videos! Have a great day!

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