Boxing as a Bloody Sports

Philippines
May 26, 2017 3:53am CST
There are a lot of things we can benefit from sports. It develops us to have healthy body in addition to the mental and emotional growth of an individual indulges in sports. Personally speaking, I am not much of an avid fan of sports which aims to hurt its opponents. I just could not understand why a lot of people cheer their hearts out whenever a certain kind of sports turn to a bloody incident or worst make an opponent fall flat on the floor. Let us take for example, boxing; this has been one of the most popular sports in the world where lots of boxers and the people who capitalize on this made fortune and money out of it. Manny Pacquiao is such a big name in world of boxing. I do not have anything against them personally. It is just that I do not like the way it is being played. For a boxer to win he must outnumbered his opponent with hard hits on his body or face and of course to make it sure, he should put on his biggest punch to knock him down. All of us knew that there have been boxers who were never able to get up; some of them get paralyzed, some fell into a coma and the others on death bed. But this is how it is played and nothing and no one in the world can change it. So as for me, I am not going to enjoy watching this kind of sports.
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@Nawsheen (22922)
• Mauritius
26 May 17
I never watch this kind of sports. It is too violent. My nephew 8 years old was watching wrestling with his uncle once. And then he wanted to wrestle with us later. I didn't appreciate this
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@Mamerto32 (697)
• Canlubang, Philippines
26 May 17
Actually I boxed myself, though for recreational and health reasons (not to mention for self defense). You might not like boxing as a sports but everyone is free to choose. As for me it comes down to the spirit of competition and to the fact that boxing is a pretty fair sports. It is just you, your hands and your opponent. There is a sense of mystique about men enduring minutes of fistfight and coming out as a victor and beating the odds. They ignore pain and fear, they are beyond human! Win or lose they showed courage and honour and for me that's the reason why men have fascination to blood sports like this. And boxing is a good way to learn self defense. Aside from Escrima I do boxing just in case I lose my stick.
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• Philippines
29 May 17
You have a point there. I do also belive that boxing for health reasons are not bad at all.
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• Canlubang, Philippines
29 May 17
@cherigucchi although to be honest I don't like to compete. I do sparring but I'm not too tough to compete. My opponent will kill me :)
@AkoPinay (10114)
• Philippines
26 May 17
I am not a fan of boxing and similar sports too.
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