The Debate on the Banning of Boxing Essay

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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?

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Boxing keeps young people off the streets and urges boxers away from the temptation of alcohol and drugs. Boxing as a sport give a chance of a career, a chance to be somebody, possibly even a celebrity.

Boxing is a highly regulated sport, “the B.B.B.C are able to take away the licence of a boxer if they consider them to be unfit”. Many boxers have long healthy careers and retire fit and well. The sport is considered one of much skill and discipline.

The spectators or boxing do not watch the sport to see the boxers brutally hurt each other, they watch to see two talented athletes show their skills.

The main danger within boxing is brain damage, but the B.B.B.C have taken a series of steps to counteract it, these include:

Ÿ Compulsory brain scans for every boxer on a annual basis.

Ÿ Two medical officers at the ring side for every contest.

Ÿ Compulsory health checks after every contest.

Ÿ Clear indicated doctors and paramedics at the ring side, seat were they can clearly see and gain immediate access to the ring if need to do so.

With such rules and safeguards a boxer is very unlikely to sustain any permanent damage.

This sport, even though it contains physical contact, projects a positive image to young children, especially boys, as it encourages self control and exercise, while
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