The fact is that every fan wants to see action, not a couple guys dancing around. This is why the UFC is only interested in fighters who are willing to compete and put on a good show. Whether someone pays the money to watch an event in person, or watch an event on pay-per-view, they expect to see an actual competition. If all they see is two men dancing around trying to wear each other out, they are going to start losing interest in the sport. This is what is happening in boxing today. The question to be asked shouldn 't be if MMA is dominant over professional boxing. The question should be why boxing is still legal?The final facet of the two sports I want to discuss is safety. Both sports are sanctioned by an athletic commission that can approve, deny, revoke, or suspend all licenses for unarmed combat. The fight takes place with a referee in the ring, or the cage, with the fighters. Doctors are always on hand as well. These measures
In Joyce Carol Oates’, The Cruelest Sport, she argues that boxing is a cruel and savage sport and that it should not be practiced or even considered a sport. The title of this work The Cruelest sport leads to the questions: Why is it the cruelest sport? Is it because of the physical injuries? Or is it because of the corruption? Oates argues that because the ultimate goal of boxing is to injury someone, it is a barbaric sport. Boxing is the only sport where two men climb into a ring and fight each other like animals. Boxing is harmful because of the injuries, wounds, and deaths that occur during every fight. Victory is usually when one of the fighters is knocked out. Victory is usually achieved when one fighter is unconscious. Boxers fight
Boxing had always been around in which its origin started back in Ancient Greece where Greeks found the sport of violence very entertaining (Hirsley par. 17). Despite its huge popularity at that time, it soon died off with the rest of Greece to where it would not be revived until the 1600’s. Medieval Europe played around with the idea of boxing, but it would later perish due to the rise of the Salem Witch Trials (Hirsley par. 18). Boxing would then come back around once more, but only this time being the most effective. The 1920’s eventually came around, and with the rise of entertainment, boxing was born again. It was previously
Millions of people worldwide take part as spectators to the sport of prize fighting: better known as boxing. In a 1962 essay entitled “Who Killed Benny Paret?” the author, Norman Cousins, writes about the dangers that come with the sport of boxing. He especially talks about a match that resulted in the death of a boxer named Benny Paret. Cousins argues that boxing is just a show of violence and that boxers put themselves in the ring just for the simple purpose of entertaining a crowd. Even though investigations reflect the role of the referee, Paret’s manager, and the doctor’s examinations as the main cause of Paret’s death, Cousins blames Paret’s death on the people that attends boxing matches to see a man get hurt or knockout because he
Boxing is not limited to any specific country, nor does it follow any simple league structure. Both professional and amateur boxing exists, and there are many weight divisions in each format. Most of the big money is wagering on title fights, particularly in the heavyweight division. Boxing is also an Olympic Games sport, and just recently it was agreed that professional boxers (as opposed to the traditional amateur
Boxing - a violent cage fight, or a crowd pleasing sport? Boxing is a high intensified sport that can be seen as helping the fighter in life or permanently damaging the fighters future. Many say that boxing is one of the safest sports; however, boxing can leave permanent brain damage from constant punches to the skull. The sport boxing is for managers to earn money while their fighter is in the ring fighting against another human until one gives up, or gets knocked out. A fight could be the end of one’s career, or even one’s life. Boxing should be banned because the money earned does not trump the risk of death, the mixed messages from fighters in the ring confuse the laws regarding assault, and the constant punches to and athletes head leaves permanent damage.
Elliott J. Gorn’s The Manly Art is a unique book that tells readers the origins of boxing in American culture. The book was published in 1986 by Cornell University Press, the book discussed the development of boxing and American society. Gorn takes sport history, a commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted topic and wrote a book that not only was easy to read but allowed readers to gain knowledge on the sport. Gorn says “To understand prize fighting, I have discovered, is necessarily to understand something about nineteenth-century America. Ideology, ethnicity, social class formation, violence, urbanization, gender roles, religious world views, productive relationships, all are a part of sports history in general and boxing in particular.” (Gorn, pg. 12)
Boxing in the 1960’s was one of the biggest sources of entertainment to most American’s. Back in the 60’s one could compare a heavyweight championship fight to our modern day super bowl. If American’s didn’t have a television, they would be standing by their radios listening. Unfortunately during the same time period race relations were at an all-time low. Boxing was integrated, although black boxers were still under pressure to conform to white America’s social limitations. One man stayed true to himself, so that others would find courage to do the same.
Boxers were offered much lower wages for fighting than they were given in the 1920s, causing many of them to either drop out of the arena or to fight with far less drive and passion. At the beginning of the 1930s, the position of the world Heavyweight title had been unoccupied for 3 years. Despite the drop in wages, boxing continued to be one of the most popular sports in America, next to baseball. The majority of its received attention came from the gambling amongst the observers. Even though many families were unemployed, a great amount of effort was placed on trying to see major fights when they would come up. If the fight was promised to be a good one, younger people would do their best to go see it live. The sport became a great past time and hobby to attend across the nation (Zammit). As scholar Rosca states, “The people chose the immediate joy and the sense of belonging that a boxing fight induced to them, rather than the long-term saving of money” (Rosca,
octagon. Octagon has eight corners and it's surrounded by metal wire looking like some sort of cage. It's one of the most brutal and most watched sport in whole world. People pay per view and enjoy it worldwide in front of their televisions. UFC is a drug free sport because it's based on pure toughness, strenght and mental strenght. There are three rounds and each lasts only minutes due to fact that it's too dangeours for fighters to fight more than 15 minutes. Every each of fighter is a sort of super human that is able to do every sport and be good at it.
Utilization of social media and the internet to effectively reach the target audiences, will increase visibility and the image of boxing through public open classes and demonstrations. By establishing committees in the universities to help promote awareness to faculty and students. Design interactive activities/entertainment for public to promote interaction and understanding of the sport. Invite all faculty and coordinate invitations to a boxing show to publicize the sport.
In 1997, the injury rate predicted in the sport of boxing was 7,257 injuries and 10.8% of those injuries were estimated to have affected people between the ages of five and fourteen. 1.3% of those injuries were predicted to be in the ages between zero and four, and 55.8% of those injuries were in the group of ages from fifteen to twenty-four.( National Electronic Injury Surveillance System et al., Estimates for Sports Injuries 1997) Boxing can be a safe and fun sport as long as it is practiced and played properly. Boxing should not be banned because it can help relieve stress, and like running it is a good addition for getting in shape. It should also not be banned because boxers know the risks and they still choose to do it ; it is their
Boxing has elements to it that teaches you more about fighting than you think is possible. People who have never tried it think that because boxing only involves using the hands/fists without any kicking or other moves that it’s not real fighting. Those who have tried boxing know that it’s tough sport that involves strict training and tough competition. It’s genuine athletics that requires raw speed, stamina, and power. Your reflexed in boxing need to be quick and that involves fast reaction time on the part of the boxer.
A survey from http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-boxing-be-banned, looking at boxing as a whole, shows that 46% of the people who voted, voted for boxing to be banned as opposed to 56% of people saying it should not. The arguments below debate whether boxing should be banned. Most apply to both the professional and amateur sectors of the sport and the arguments would also to other forms of the sport such as cage-fighting and ‘bare knuckle’