Long Live Boxing

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"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. (Muhammad Ali)". Boxing should not be abolished because the fighters premeditate precautions to the sport, it does not promote violence, and there are other sports that are more dangerous. Boxing is a one-on-one combat sport that involves sparring. A way to determine the winner of the match is by points, depending on where the opponent is hit, and the fighters must survive all 3-12 rounds. Another way to win the match is by knock out. Risk is part of the game and it just so happens that all sports contain a factor of taking risks. Therefore, abolishment should not be the solution. Boxing is taken to precaution by everyone. By everyone, there are the doctors, the parents, the coaches, and the fighter. Every sport requires a physical and consent form by the legal guardians and the family physician of the player. On the physical, the doctor notes both the player's abilities and disabilities to determine whether or not he/she can play. This gives full consent by both the doctor and the parents of the player to play the sport, and by agreeing, the parents understand the natural consequences and that they hold full liability if anything were to happen to their child. With that, there are athletic trainers and a doctor at every boxing tournament to analyze and help with any medical disabilities of the players. Also, amateur boxing requires fighters to wear protective headgear at all times during a match and players must go through a strict medical procedure before being able to play (Boxing). This helps lower the risk of causing any head injuries. If the player is not fully aware of what the consequences of boxing are, then the coaches will r... ... middle of paper ... ..."Health Concerns", Boxing Safety. Chuck Allen and Evansville Boxing Club Inc., 2001. maroonclimb.com. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. Muhammad Ali Quotes. BookRangs Media Network. BrainyQuote, 2001. BrainyQuote.com. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. Balala, Rocky. Personal Interview. 29 August 2011. Boxing. 4 June 2008. British Medical Association. bma.org.uk. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. Born, Stephanie. Personal Interview. 29 August 2011. Smith, Dave. Boxing Can Teach a Thing or Two About Life. Street Directory, 2011. street directory.com. 11 Sept. 2011. Soni2006. Should contact sports like Boxing and Rugby be abolished? Yes or No?. HubPages Inc., 2011. soni2006.hubpages.com. 11 Sept. 2011. Sports Injuries. Scientific Psychic. Antonio Zamora, 2011. scientificpsychic.com. Web. 11 Sept. 2011. "The Top Tens". Most Dangerous Sports. DH Top Tens Inc., 2011. The-Top-Tens.com. 11 Sept. 2011.

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