Bad thing is those NFL players knew what they where getting into. Not to mention spent all the money they earned when they should if been saving some and now the have problems and want to blame the NFZl. TerriblePosted August 16, 2013 9:32 am
Good call….Posted August 16, 2013 3:27 am
People should Google “NFL Class Action Lawsuit Concussion”
The results of this lawsuit will influence what happens in all sports.Posted August 15, 2013 11:07 pm
Tark, I totally agree but sadly the parents have stirred have stirred up conflicts of interest as defensive as a nest of invasive insects.Posted August 15, 2013 11:05 pm
Me Give Comment on Article – me write with no s on givesPosted August 15, 2013 8:53 pm
Elanore the Withered Hag, are you qualified?Posted August 15, 2013 8:21 pm
Exactly what I teach and preach…Great comments! DEFENCE is the key to all sports and will ultimately be the key to a long and healthy life AWAY from boxing.
As I always say NOT ONE OF US pays the medical bills of fighters when they need it or look after fighters who’ve entertained us for years when they’ve retired!!!
We’re too busy eating up the NEXT BIG THING!!!
I would also like the effects of concussions on boxer’s mental and emotional well-being looked into….I truly believe there’s a causal link to this and suicides and acts of extreme violence that are out of character!!!!Posted August 15, 2013 7:08 pm
Elanore the Withered Hag
Vitali, you are not qualified to write on this subject,Posted August 15, 2013 6:17 pm
The majority see the success stories but what about the fighter that is still young but mentally not there anymore because of o many fights in the gym and in the arena?Posted August 15, 2013 5:24 pm
Shaposhnikov says…., “Hopefully with this research, boxing as well as other sports will become safer and keep serious damage away from our champions.”
The champion caliber boxer should not be the main focal point. The novice boxer is where the most intense focus should be.
The inherent attraction of combat sports is the kill. No matter how many brilliant defensive skills are displayed, fans hate non-violent boxing matches. Therefore many boxers assume the road to riches is offense… Hit the speed bag, hit the double end bag, hit the heavy bag, hit the focus pads, hit your sparring partners … and when you shadow box, hit the air.
But defense wins… Defense that pays the bills… Defense keeps your brain healthy… Defense that allows you to fight more often—since you don’t have to wait 90 days before you can resume sparring. It doesn’t matter what age you start boxing IF you have very strong defensive skills before you start sparring.
Novice boxers need a perfect stance, expert footwork, and blocking, parrying, ducking, slipping, rolling, and countering skills before they ever put on a sparring glove. Defense is taught in shadow boxing, expert use of the focus pads, and hands on adjustments of form. Defense is not taught first. Every punch and feint in the sport is taught first—so there’s a more powerful, knowledgeable, and deeper understanding of defensive concepts when they’re taught later in the schedule.
It’s possible for a gifted and knowledgeable trainer to have a talented and diligent novice sparring within 3 months. Anything more progressive than this isn’t possible—if you want to maintain a high assurance of brain health.
When novice boxers start sparring the emphasis should be on footwork, on the jab, on speed, and on defensive skills. It shouldn’t be on power, grit, toughness, hard punching, and overwhelming offensive assaults.
It’s a culture thing. Mastery beats machismo but kids have to believe it.Posted August 15, 2013 5:06 pm
Obviously that’s criminal behavior … and lifetime bans should result.Posted August 15, 2013 5:04 pm
Interesting article and I’m curious to what some of you think of coaches would secretly forge and fudge the weights and ages of amateur registrations and boxing passports; and then the tournaments mysteriously not catching it and allowing the boys to fight their first fights way over their weights and experience levels?Posted August 15, 2013 4:52 pm
What about him? Like I said when you box you know what your signing up for. When you play football you know what your signing up forPosted August 15, 2013 3:55 pm
Jerry Quarry Peej what about himPosted August 15, 2013 3:33 pm
I agree some what. But this is the hurt business and if a fighter is throwing punches back I really don’t see why a fight should be stopped. Yes he is taken damage but he is also fighting back. Understandable if they are not fighting back but when they are fighting back it is hard to stop a fight. These fighters also know what they have signed up for. Which is why you hear so many fighters say you will have to kill me to beat me. Or I am going out on my shield.Posted August 15, 2013 3:31 pm
Muhammed Ali, Meltrick Taylor, Terry Norris etc etc all brain shotPosted August 15, 2013 3:30 pm
Ran into a kid about nine yrs old, trained by his Dad, already had fifty fights, he went on to become a real good pro but his mentality was shot by then,you can easily guess what became of him….if your’re training your son, please don’t let him fight competitively until he is of a good age and aware of what he’s doing. a 6 year old kid will just go in and bang, regardles of how good he is, he will still take punishment and still get brain damage in the long run…..Posted August 15, 2013 2:18 pm
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nee articlesPosted August 15, 2013 2:11 pm