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, ... ... middle of paper ... ...shed suggest that the opponent has been completely destroyed. From this is there much hope in boxing surviving. Conclusion I have decided to support boxing, even though the sport causes many injuries it is still the boxers’ freedom of choice whether or not to box and the audiences’ choice to watch. If it were to be banned it would cause protest as with fox hunting, it would still go on even If it were banned. Further more there are more positives to come from boxing than negatives. Boxers to that to participate in the sport means to get hurt . I strongly believe that it is the boxers choice , they know the risks. If a person wants to box it should be completely their own personal choice to decide what career they pursue. If people disagree with the sport then to participate in any area to do with the sport.

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