On September 7, 1892, John L. Sullivan stepped into the boxing ring in New Orleans as the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion. His opponent was a relative unknown, by the name of Gentleman Jim Corbett. By all accounts, Sullivan dominated the fight, but he was unable to score a knockout. In those days, fights continued until someone was unable to continue. Corbett eventually won by knockout – in the 21st round!
Asked the key to his upset win, which ended Sullivan’s career, Corbett said, “One more round. Just fight one more round.”
The Bible says, “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded” (2 Chronicles 15:7).
To win your fight for sobriety, repeat after me: “One more round. Just fight one more round.”
Recovery Step: Determine to win the battle, one round at a time.