Should boxing be illegal

The Svinth study showed that rounds six, ten, four, eight, two and three held the most boxing-related deaths. Critics argue that it causes physical harm, especially to the brain, and promotes violence.

The associations cite a high risk of brain damage and that the sport is unsuitable for young athletes but, to counter, defenders of boxing emphasise that the death rates for boxing-related injuries are low and that the participants know the risks.

There is no reflection on what the spectacle might mean for those involved when it ends. Sev, UK Advancements in medical technology could be encouraged, in order to increase the effectiveness of a boxer by constantly monitoring their health during a fight. The recent death of cricketer Phillip Hughes due to a traumatic brain injury led to calls for better helmets, for instance, but no one suggested banning the sport.

Having different weight divisions Lightweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight, etc. This may decrease the brutality that attracts some people to the sport, but it will increase the opportunities for life after it for those risking life and limb by participating. The aim of boxing is to hurt the other man.

Boxing does this in the most simple and direct way possible. Mike Lean, Scotland Michael Watson got into the ring voluntarily. The view of one of the judges Mr Justice Stephen on this is often cited: That is just a normal fight, but when you think of boxing, can you imagine what would happen to 2 kids who are punching each other on the head, the ribs, and most importantly the chest which contains our lungs and heart.

He later boxed in Britain and Ireland.

Arguments For and Against Banning Boxing

It is not wrong, it is human nature. Would that they spent more time concentrating on the thousands of people who are left senseless in the streets by unprovoked attacks of thuggery and greed.

Neil Williams, England Banning boxing is not the answer. A sport in which this is the aim and has its fans baying for blood has no place in a civilised society.

Debate: Boxing ban

What should be discussed is the need for a stricter regulatory body. We must look at ways of increasing the safety of this noble art of self-defence. Madhavi C, Hyderabad, India I do not think boxing should be banned, I do have a few comments that could be introduced, cut the number of rounds, I also feel too many boxers are struggling at the weight they are supposed to be boxing at.

Without them, the experts reckon, Schumacher would not have survived his crash in In spite of all the regulations, deaths and serious injuries take place every year in boxing.

Ian F, UK "Bull, cock and pit-bull fighting are banned. Do they want cars banned? Boxing match featuring Ricardo Dominguez. So the sport should not be banned. Haydn, UK Everything in life carries a risk, and boxing comes no where near the top of the list.

Every year both amateur and professional boxers die in matches, Should boxing be illegal afterwards as a result of injuries. Banning this sport could force it underground and there are no rules or governing bodies to protect bare-knuckle boxers.

To Conclude Whilst the sport of boxing involves many inherent health issues, some minor and some serious, it should not be disbanded as a sport altogether. So when the fighter is through, he is through.Barry McGuigan said ‘Boxing damages your brain: don’t let anybody tell you different’.” No doubt I will be called a killjoy for espousing the view that boxing should be banned.

If they're boxing to box, then this question shifts from, should it be illegal to pay to watch boxing to, should it be illegal to box? And that's a much easier question. The answer to that is probably not, based on the acceptable precedent established in other popular sports such as American football, hockey, and soccer.

Noting that boxing has been shown by a considerable body of early research 1 to have a high risk of injury and death, both as recreational (amateur) and occupational (professional) Lundberg GD: Boxing should be banned in civilized countries - Round 2. JAMA ; Jun 13,  · For some time the BMA has campaigned for stricter legal regulation of boxing.

1 Although two bills in the House of Lords to outlaw boxing for reward were defeated inparliament has never declared boxing illegal and no court has ever decided a case involving the legality of boxing. We reviewed the case law and the.

As a first step, professional boxing at least should be banned, as it is already in countries like Sweden, Cuba and North Korea.

Even if adults wish to fight each other for sport, violence should not be encouraged by financial reward. Asking “should boxing be banned?” usually makes for a good debate.

As well as issues which are particular to boxing, the debate brings in arguments of wider importance. For example, the purpose of sport, how much freedom people should have, role models and the media, and whether banning something might make problems worse.

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