Is boxing a barbaric sport?
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?
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.
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!
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..