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Baxter Humby – One Arm Strong

Baxter Humby was featured on this blog once before. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, you may wish to familiarize yourself here.

An abbreviated summary of his life includes the following. Baxter’s right hand was amputated below the elbow at birth. Yet despite living his entire life with one hand, Baxter Humby has compiled over 80 professional fights. A few of his accomplishments include becoming the IMTC World Super Welterweight Champion, the IMTC World Middleweight Champion, the IKKC USA Kickboxing Champion and the IKBA International Kickboxing Champion.

In the brief video below, Baxter shares some powerful words regarding life and the hardships he has faced throughout.

If there was ever an example of an individual who has defied the critics and naysayers, Baxter’s name would be at the top of my list.


Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best. – Harry Emerson Fosdick

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4 Comments so far

  1. Eric November 11th, 2012 7:33 am

    Some notable athletes that were “too small,” “too slow,” “unskilled,” “too old,” have included Johnny Unitas, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, Fred Biletnikoff, Doug Flutie, George ForemanII, Kurt Warner, Ray Lewis, Jerry Rice, Larry Bird, etc.,

  2. Nedyalko Yankov November 11th, 2012 2:20 pm

    Wow … what a spirit!

  3. Jonathan H. November 11th, 2012 3:26 pm

    Great post. Great video. Great story.

  4. Soul ja November 12th, 2012 3:36 am

    If we think can, if we think we can’t, we are right

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