Title: Manhood
Genre: short story
Author John Wain
Published: in 1980

The story is about a boy named Rob, and his ambitious father, who wants Rob to be a professional athlete.

Rob and his father go out on a bike ride to train insurances, when they’re halfway Rob insist to take a brake because he feels fatigued but he’s father refuses to give him more than a minute’s brake.

Some days later Rob doesn’t qualify for the school’s football team and his dad is sure that it’s down to bad luck.

But rob has some good news to tell his father, because he got on the boxing team and in March is his first competition.