The sport boxing, is known worldwide, and played worldwide. The individuals in favor of banning boxing claim that boxing is a dangerous game meant to harm the participants. Boxing is nothing but a blood sport! If yes it means they have lack of feelings of kindness,humanity and they are less human but more animal. These injuries may go unnoticed at the time, but cause the boxer serious problems in later life. If you don't like boxing then that's fine, don't 'pay' to watch it and don't read about it, but please, for those of us involved in boxing we know of the risks involved. Why should others have the right to stop other peoples enjoyment? It is an entertaining game with many fans just like soccer and athletics.
Its not easy but it surely can be solved without forcing the sport underground. It'll also cause mass riots. This is one main and very valid reason why boxing should be banned. There's way more things that people should be debating on and trying to ban. It hurts people in the body part especially girl. Come to think of it, there are several boxers who become disabled because o the injuries that they have acquired through boxing.
Also, if boxing was banned that would just lead it to a bigger attraction. But in all fairness, boxing these days are more sensitive to players compared to boxing in the past centuries. People in the wars did it because there was nothing else to do. An injury is bound to occur sooner or later, but this should not be used as propaganda. Headguards could be used, as in the Olympics, and the number of rounds could be reduced.
Defying his doctors, he is walking, talking, filling every room he enters with his charisma. Therefore, boxing should be banned. Mal Walker, Australia It is an excellent source of entertainment, I believe it should not be banned. Boxing is more then a sport because aside from its fighting aspect. The injury to Paul Ingle although tragic is accepted as a risk when someone participates in boxing. As to the horses being abused and unhappy, how do you know? National Electronic Injury Surveillance System et al.
If it is banned then a culture will be destroyed. If they have to lose so much weight prior to the bout the natural body fluids have been drained, the brain has nothing to float upon and any blow to the head pushes the brain causing bursting of the vessels resulting in internal bleeding and clotting. This is shown in their enthusiasm to take potentially high risks in order to gain the rewards of winning. Is it time for the sport as a whole to be banned? It will teach you to be fierce and not a wimp! Thousands of retired players are for negligence and fraud, claiming that the league knew about the long-term risks but hid them. Those in favour of banning boxing argue that it is dangerous, potentially life threatening and generally unsafe. Surely it would be better to improve other opportunities for young people, such as education, skills training etc. How come the field of boxing has never been anissue that causes abuse to the human body and brain.
All of these men were fine athletes cut down in their prime. In other words, boxing games improve self-defense mechanism. It is a sport with world-wide creditability. Headgear could be required e. Secondly, the sports instills sobriety in young people. One young man told me how his gang leader told him not to hang about any more.
Richard Lane, England It is true that injuries occur in other sports as well. The arguments that other contact sports such as rugby are more dangerous are specious, because in boxing it is the injuries that are the object of the activity. But that's a rather small benefit to the huge costs of the roughly hundred-thousand smoking relat … ed deaths each year. Great sport for weight loss because it delivers big results in both calorie burning and strength training. The gladiatorial battles that drew the masses in the first century to the Roman Colosseum were a reflection of the cruel society of the day. Either a blood vessel can snap, leading to a haemorrhage, or there can be microscopic tearing of the tissue around the vessel.
Peter, England I agree that forcing the sport underground would almost certainly cause more injuries in what would be an unregulated sport. So the sport should not be banned. Allowing two men or women stand toe to toe punching the living daylights out of each other for the enjoyment of others is insane and barbaric. Nutritionally, they have recommended Body Mass Index despite have big body size. Smoking in public must be banned because it kills.
Adrian Nightingale, England Unfortunately fighting will always be a part of human nature. No it shouldn't because it is what they love to do and they know that they could be hurt in the world of boxing. It is a big question that will probably be answered eventully. Banning this sport could force it underground and there are no rules or governing bodies to protect bare-knuckle boxers. Those who support it are in my opinion living in the past.
That is certainly the aim of professional boxing. There are a large number of people out there who can cause harm or are capable to hurt you. My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul Ingle, a brave man who has used his God-given gifts to entertain and inspire others, and who made his dreams a reality. I can appreciate why people do not like, or condone a sport where the aim is to knock your opponent out, and I do not ask them to. There has always been some sort of sport like boxing and until recently everyone has lived with it. Although boxing can cause injuries that you may see for example, black eyes, broken nose and swollen mouth, it also can cause injuries that are inside like internal bleeding caused by too many blows to the ribs.