Boxing has responded over the years to these calls about banning boxing by making alterations to the thickness of gloves, outlawing some types of punches e. We have to allow people to make their own decisions in life. I also think it is demeaning as a society for people to get pleasure out of watching others fight and that we should consign this public spectacle, as we have done public executions, to the dustbin of history. I would definitely be certain that there might be a riot. Therefore it is not the boxers fault that children are watching boxers, some parents want children to do boxing for self-defence, so why blame boxing for it? Boxers' brains are reduced to mush by the constant pounding, this constant pounding can cause slurred speech and slowed movement for life which is known as being 'punch drunk', fifteen to twenty percent of boxers end their career punch drunk. 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. We should not let men do this to each other.
In other cases it seems to be the overall effect of hundreds of punches over many fights. Especially for people like me who really love boxing. There are just some of the reasons why boxing shouldn't be banned. Andrew Poulton, England Ban blows to neck and above. There are no rational reasons to let it stay a formal sport in.
Many people would say that this is the case and many parents feel they do not want their child to be trained to hurt and damage other people. Once boxing is underground, it cannot be regulated and fights will become much more dangerous. What do these people do between boxing injuries? People who compete in boxing are old enough to realise the risks. But does this action go far enough? That risk is so great that boxing should be banned. It is not as if boxers have nothing else to do. Boxing is a dangerous sport and there are long and short-term dangers and they will never be eliminated, people can try and outlaw certain punches especially punches around the head but if you outlaw those punches, the sport will become stupid, because boxing without punches to the head is like motor racing with fifty mph speed limit, so banning punches to the head is a ridiculous idea because the sport would be at a loss without those punches. 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.
Sometimes it seems to be just one punch which does the damage. Firstly, it would drive the sport underground and lead back to a time where bare knuckle fights didn't end till one person was killed. For instance once a boxer reaches the age of 18, a manager can now take a cut of 25% of the takings of a match. Mike Tyson often end up broke and desperate. Either a blood vessel can snap, leading to a haemorrhage, or there can be microscopic tearing of the tissue around the vessel. It is brutal and barbaric.
The only reason there are calls to ban the sport are because it is high profile, how often do we see pictures of injured or killed show jumpers or jockeys? Meanwhile, other sporting activities like car racing expose the participants too much danger than boxing. Professionals can punch hard, and both the speed and the weight behind it can certainly cause extensive damage if aimed anywhere near the head. Also, an illegal sport would not be televised and, devoid of this income, would not be able to sustain itself. One harmful effect being brain damage which could cause boxers to be more prone to mental deterioration… 1365 Words 6 Pages Should Cigarette Smoking be banned? These are accidental and cannot be taken as reasons to ban a sport. Perhaps more safe guards could be put in place, but banning will not succeed.
One young man told me how his gang leader told him not to hang about any more. All of these men were fine athletes cut down in their prime. I suggest implementing rules to boxing that allow only limited blows to the head in each round, say no more than six clean punches, with an official at ringside observing and keeping count of this. Although the tightness of regulations upon boxing varies from country to country, and from state to state within countries, only a handful of countries have any kind of ban in place. Perhaps this is a testament to a sport which demonstrates the need for skill and mental fortitude as well as having perceived societal benefits which have helped maintain public policy protection. Even the simplest of sports have reports of accidents and injuries that happen.
All headgear protects against is cuts and bruises - not only does it have no effect on brain damage. Recreational : Sports are entirely for the purpose of entertainment. Isn't a player's quality measured by his ability to adopt to any kind of wicket? Boxing has learned from previous incidents, such as Michael Watson and Stephen Oliver, and Paul Ingle was treated within the 'Golden Hour' as a direct result. In addition, there is not a sufficient amount of medical evidence that proves that all boxers are at a risk for life-threatening injuries. Boxing is unlike any other sport. The Marquess of Queensberry rules, drafted in 1867, eventually helped boxing to make the gradual transition into being a modern sport after a long period when it had possessed only dubious legitimacy. Fighting sports should be conducted in a certain way, they should be taught as a means of self defence only, as a way to prevent further calamity, never to be used as a way of doing wrong, necessary harm to others.
What should be discussed is the need for a stricter regulatory body. Victory is achieved if the opponent is knocked down and unable to get up before the referee counts to ten seconds or, if the opponent is deemed too injured to continue. These injuries may go unnoticed at the time, but cause the boxer serious problems in later life. There should be a reduction in rounds, a minimum age for competitive boxing of 18. Boxing has the potential to transform the lives of people who love the sport, and banning boxing removes those opportunities for advancement. Both professional and amateur boxing have a lower injury rate than hockey, netball, professional soccer and rugby.