Is boxing a barbaric sport?

boxers - 2 boxers fighting in the ring
@graham31 (487)
March 10, 2007 5:56pm CST
When you consider the men thats died and the men that have been left disabled by boxing i'm asking is this sport barbaric?We even have women thking up the sport now, Whats your opion?
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@bluewings (3857)
11 Mar 07
When I think about the aggression involved ,then it definitely seems the most violent sport,but I won't go so far as to tag it a barbaric sport because we have wrestling and other martial art fights.Then again,some adventure sports are more dangerous than boxing.I don't know if ,in future we will see some rule changes or protection for the eyes to make it less dangerous.I can't quite picture how it will be ,but everything evolves and this too might.
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@graham31 (487)
11 Mar 07
I've just finished watching a fight on tv and you should see the blood streaming down 1 of the boxers face from a cut in his head
@bluewings (3857)
11 Mar 07
I've seen some that got really bad.I just hope they evolve the game because I know they will not get rid of any sport that has become a money churner and involves betting at such a large scale.
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@graham31 (487)
11 Mar 07
two good answers bluewing.Your answers are always well thought out i've notice
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
boxing is a contact sport.. just like wrestling, taekwondo, etc. they just have to be more strict at their judging, determine when to stop a fight.
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@graham31 (487)
16 Mar 07
everyones entitled to their own opinion
@Makoy1983 (1085)
• Philippines
15 Mar 07
its not barbaric, its physical.. boxing is a sport, so it is bound by rules to protect the fighters. though in the long run, it would really have side effects after being beaten up for most of your career
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@graham31 (487)
15 Mar 07
yeah it might have rules but that dosn't stop boxers geting hurt in the ring and sometime being made disable.I remember one fight between Enbank n Watson,Watson ended up in a wheel chair because of the beating he took in the ring and to this day he still is.Thats not sport!
@oslovibes (190)
• Greece
14 Mar 07
It might sound like a generalisation but when violence is presented as entertainment it certainly seems to have all the elements of barbarism. something to be noted:though both martial arts and boxing have to do with physical combat it is unlikely that for example karate or capoeira would be described as barbaric. the elements that differenciates them ? possibly self-discipline,in-depth cultivation and education..
@graham31 (487)
14 Mar 07
you don't ten to hit as hard in karate do you it's more body and like you say more disipline
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
11 Mar 07
I think it's a very barbaric and primitive sport. I'm not really a fan. I prefer tennis, that's a great sport.
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@graham31 (487)
11 Mar 07
tennis is good especially since us(SCOTLAND)have a very good chance of winning a grand slam event in Andy Murray