Boxing and Violent Sporting Events

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Should violent sports be banned?

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Should violent sport be banned?
YES
There should be nothing violent about sporting, yet today violent sports has so dominated the entertainment arena, that some people seems to live by it, and can't get enough of it.
These kinds of sports however, should be banned for several reasons. Violence begets violence, and once there are limited restrictions, generations after generations will be caught in a vicious never ending cycle, that will see the homes becoming the scenes of many crimes, the seeds of which were sown, during those years of watching the entertainment events. The blood seen on the screens during the so-called sporting displays will
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Excellence in any sport becomes an unrelenting quest to push the limits, to exceed and perform better than the competitors and break the earlier records. The best performance is always the one better than that of the previous record holder. Such quest for higher accomplishment is a reward in itself for the true athletes. “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition..” proclaims a well known TV show for sports events.
Such thrill and agony and excitement is experienced not only by the athletes but even more so by the fans. Recall the “Red Sox Nation” and its delight when their team won the world series after several decades – thus lifting the curse of bambino? http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/news/2000/03/22/the_curse_timeline/
All such enthusiasm, left unchecked may lead to violence on the streets. Recently most Police Departments and local officials have managed the spirit of their local crowds – as well as their consumption of “spirit” - to prevent serious break out of violence, otherwise a common occurrence when a team wins the world series or championship.
Tangible rewards such as the trophies, prize money are the additional motivators in sports as well. The connection between the accomplishments of athletes and their use to promote specific products or brands is well known. Remember the “breakfast of
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