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The Debate On The Banning Of Boxing

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The Debate on the Banning of Boxing

Boxing is an ancient sport with a long history dating back centuries.
It developed from bare knuckle fighting in the 18th and 19th century.

The sport has already experienced a ban in 1865 and despite this
remains a popular today despite this. The sport has rules established
by Marquees of Queensbury that form the basis of modern boxing: three
minute rounds and boxers must wear gloves.

The spot attracts audience and athletes, and is enjoyed by millions of
people around the world. It is a pleasure to men and woman from all
classes of society, even though people think of the sport as
aggressive and violent.

Is boxing a positive sport?

There are many opinions and views of the sport.

Before any boxer participates in boxing, he or she knows the risks
involved, whether or not they box is their choice, no one forced them
they do it of thier own accord, it is a question of individual choice.

We should also consider that boxing is a well paid source of
employment for boxers and provides many other jobs as well. Secondly
it has in resent years caused less deaths than show jumping, which is
a non-contact sport. Casualty rates are higher in other sports, such
as rugby. A quote from Dr. Adrian Whiteson, chief medical officer for
the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) is ‘chronic injuries to the
brain are actually very really seen today.”

Another reason to support boxing is that boxers often begin as
underprivileged children from working class backgrounds, though this
is not always the case. Boxing provides a release for these young
people urging them away from crime and disobedience, it encourages
strength and self-discipline, “ the harder to train, the easier it is
in competition” this is a motto quoted from Amir Khan, this shows that
boxers are athletes. Boxing keeps young people off the streets and
urges boxers away from the temptation of alcohol and drugs. Boxing as
a sport give a chance of a career, a chance to be somebody, possibly
even a celebrity.

Boxing is a highly regulated sport, “the B.B.B.C are able to take away
the licence of a boxer if they consider them to be unfit”. Many boxers
have long healthy careers and retire fit and well. The sport is
considered one of much skill and discipline.

The spectators or boxing do not watch the sport to see the boxers
brutally hurt each other, they watch to see two talented athletes show
their skills.

The main danger within boxing is brain damage, but the B.B.B.C have
taken a series of steps to counteract it, these include:

Ÿ Compulsory brain scans for every boxer on a annual basis.

Ÿ Two medical officers at the ring side for every contest.

Ÿ Compulsory health checks after every contest.

Ÿ Clear indicated doctors and paramedics at the ring side, seat were

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