Anyone who has watched professional fights will know what Thomas Aquinas was talking about. The crowd came too often for blood and knockout. The knockout is the touchdown pass, the home run of boxing. The closer it is, the more frantically the crowd screams. As Nat Fleischer simply said of the first Patterson-Johansson fight, “The crowd that smelled death went wild.” We sometimes hear the referee asking the guys to mix things up and give their money to the fans. When a boy is crushed around the ring, the arena comes alive and emotions run high. The fighter is goaded by the crowd; Her own anger stimulates her more. The brutal instinct is in control. On this court, the most beautiful movements of boxing are missed or, worse, greeted by a chorus of whistles and boos. Tunney was so disgusted by this sort of thing in one of his fights that he coined the phrase “the bloodthirsty yawn of the crowd.” The modern price war is increasingly the canonization of brute force – and this at a time when we are struggling with all our might to understand the meaning of violence in the world.
Well, it`s embarrassing. I mean, I`m the champion, so I`m obviously against banning boxing. Boxing is one of the few sports where a participant`s main goal is to knock down an opponent and neutralize him. for the entertainment of others. People have died in and out of the ring because of this deadly sport. In 2019, World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder said in an interview that it is still legal to kill a man and get paid for it by boxing. Throughout history, anything that has been banned or made illegal has become “underground” with little to no regulation to make it safe. If professional boxing were banned, there would still be people participating. But there would be no rules, and more people would be hurt. Fighting would become more dangerous, safety equipment would be ignored, and people would take to the streets without proper training and discipline. A boxing ban would increase, not decrease, violence.
(2) The intent of the violation. If the knockout argument is not satisfactory, the injury objection is much more convincing. Professional boxing is the only sport where the immediate goal is to harm the opponent. A swollen or cut eye, a jagged cheek, a bleeding nose – these are signs of an increased attack on the threatened area. When Jimmy Doyle died after being knocked out by Sugar Ray Robinson, he was asked if he noticed that Doyle was in trouble. He is widely quoted as saying, “Getting him into trouble is my business.” In all other sports, the immediate goal is to cross a goal line, flip into a basket, throw a punch. Injuries and inability to act are accidental. A knee in the groin, a fist in the face in football, beanballs and deliberate spikes in baseball are punished and would be called immoral by the theologian without hesitation. Patterson simply described the uniqueness of professional boxing when he (Victory over Myself) wrote after Johansson`s first knockout about his desire to never be vicious again: “At the same time, I know I have to be because I`m in a violent business.” If direct harm to the opponent in all other sports is immoral, why not in this violent enterprise? Would public order assent be the same if modern boxing were subjected to the judges` tests in the Coney (Box) case? For example, another judge (Justice Cave) stated: “A blow delivered out of anger or that is likely or intended to cause physical injury is an attack, but.
A blow in sport that is unlikely to cause bodily harm is not an attack. A decision in a relatively recent Canadian case is consistent with this justification of the distinction between combat and price war. Pallante v. Stadiums Pty Ltd,19 suggests that when a fight moves from a “skill test” to a “fight” (with the difference that in a fight blows are used to cause injury), it becomes illegal. Boxing causes more brain damage than any other sport in history Nearly 90% of boxers move from conflict to brain, so we need to pay more attention to the brutality caused by boxing. I think it should be banned because people are hurting themselves. I don`t want boxing to be made illegal would only drive it “underground”. This would continue to come, in isolated barns and cellars, because men always wanted to fight and others would always be willing to pay to see them. The prohibition of underage drug or alcohol use has not stopped people from doing these things. Once boxing is underground, it cannot be regulated and fights become much more dangerous.
Instead of gloves, bare fists can be used, fights can continue until a boxer is knocked out, and there is no medical support in case of injury. Boxing is much safer when it is legal but regulated. But boxing also causes significant brain damage that does not result in death.