Since leaving his gloves in the the cage, he tried to stay close: coaching young prospects, promoting his own local events, speaking engagements.
Nothing could replicate the firsthand experience.
He had lost his identity and often mourned a place he’d never return.
Word Count: 42
Prompted from Deb Whittam’s 42 Word Story at: https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/42-words-16/.