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redz

you cant ban boxing! it will never happen! what a pointless topic. your fists are a weapon and will be used as such weather your a boxer or not. can you imagine how hard it would be to ban fighting? get real!

Posted June 16, 2014 5:19 am 


TARK

Calzaghe never fought a great prime boxer. He had the chance to meet several prime greats — so he gets nicked big time for ducking.

Ward would have boxed Calzaghe’s ears off — and Kovalev would have smashed Joe right into the canvas. They will fight sometime in the future — and aren’t looking to avoid each other. JC practiced avoidance rather than fight a prime Hopkins or Jones.. Joe also refused to fight Froch or Dawson when they were the most logical opponents in the world.

Froch stepped right up to KO George Groves twice, at age 36. Good going Carl.

Calzaghe fought creampuff Peter Manfredo — rather than face tough young Froch.

Joe flat out ducked Chad and Carl… He knew they were damned risky fights.

Posted June 15, 2014 11:24 pm 


Anonymous

quarry wasn’t much worse off than ali. neither could defend well. the k bros went as long as they did because they kept improving defensively. boxing wasn’t dangerous for them at an old age. they were so skillful

Posted June 15, 2014 11:22 pm 


RAYGORDON REID

no

Posted June 15, 2014 5:38 pm 


lol

and hairspray.

Posted June 15, 2014 6:45 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

I know it’s not a real sport, but wrestling has far more fatalities then boxing due to drug abuse!

Posted June 15, 2014 4:32 am 


dick tiger

I smell a wolf in sheep’s clothing . Bill Barner, you succeeded in giving the international push to ban boxing some free publicity.

Posted June 14, 2014 6:03 pm 


Anonymous

the sport is full of ped cheats.

Posted June 14, 2014 1:48 pm 


pobojc

There is really no argument about boxing being to dangerous. First, I love boxing. I still watch it avidly, and I’m a former amateur boxer myself. It is unrealistic, at this time, to have it banned. However, we are heading that way eventually, and it’s the only way to go. Saying that boxing doesn’t cause irreversible neurological damage is akin to claiming that smoking doesn’t cause lung cancer. It is indisputable. In a truly civilized world, the sport would not be allowed. The fight game has inspired some of the best sports writing I’ve ever read, and the finest film and theatre I’ve ever seen. Again, I ADORE the sport. But look no further than Wilfred Benitez, or Jerry Quarry, or Meldrick Taylor, or countless other names for evidence. For every Archie Moore, there are a thousand other tragic examples. The sport is too dangerous.

Posted June 14, 2014 10:24 am 


Harry Blythe

I wasn’t trying to harm anyone, I was just trying to punch them.

Posted June 13, 2014 8:19 pm 


LOL LOL

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

“ ‘THIS IS JUST A BOXING FORUM FOR GODS SAKE!!!!
GET A LIFE!!!!!’ Ain’t that the truth! THIS IS JUST A BOXING FORUM!!!”

LOL…I’m not the loser who spends 8-12 hours a day on ESB. So clearly you’re the pathetic soul who needs to GET A LIFE! That was the epitome of “the pot calling the kettle black.” And you have no sense of humor either, so you’re the last cat who should be saying, “THIS IS JUST A BOXING FORUM.”

After six long years on ESB, I have exactly TWO “enemies.” But if you’re not careful here, you might end up becoming #3 on my all-time Sh*t List. You’re the one who just turned the mole hill into a mountain with your last post that was decorated with insults. But this time, your insults were much deeper and more personal in nature. You, Hidalgo, have a classic case of the “Napoleon Complex.”

Please go read about it because it fits you like a glove. You’ve admitted that you’re a small man in stature, very small compared to me, so sadly that’s the source of a lot of your deep-seated inferiority and insecurity issues. That’s why you desperately try to overcompensate for your “small man syndrome” by pretending to be the biggest man on The Pugilst Korner — while constantly giving Herron a rapid-fire rim job and enthusiastic reach around. You’ve been flickering your forked snake tongue in, out and around his bung h0le faster than that possessed b*tch from “The Exorcist”…LMAO. Have a little respect for yourself, for Christ’s sake!

Your Napoleon Complex is also why you’ve been trolling ESB with fake aliases/handles, making smart @$$ remarks to me like, “Now go ahead and tell me how big your arms are.” Because you’re a jealous little man who spent years trying to get big and muscular, but you just didn’t have the genetics, drive and discipline. You told me you used to lift weights at a gym in Southern California and how you admired the bodybuilders who worked out there. You even said that you were scrawny compared to some of the women in that gym.

All the world loves Gavin Rees-sized Hobbits, so just embrace your miniature stature, matching p3nis, and roll with it. If you start frequenting dwarf and midget conventions, you’ll finally be living your ultimate dream as the “big man on campus” and might actually start getting laid every once in while…LOL.

Posted June 10, 2014 9:31 pm

Posted June 13, 2014 5:21 pm 


TJ

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

Great post SQUARED re MMA and boxing. The refs seem to stop the fights exactly right almost every time. They seem to err on the side of caution as a default and I have never quibbled with any stoppage in the MMA fights I’ve seen.

Posted June 13, 2014 3:34 pm 


CATAR

“I predict that boxing will not be banished.“ LOL

Posted June 13, 2014 1:39 pm 


Mr. Knowledge

I’m a self-appointed expert on anything you care to mention and I can say with certainty that it would be healthier not to be punched in head repeatedly, than it would be to be punched in the head repeatedly. So what’s the answer? Ban it? Pushing it underground? Then the cartels would seize control of it and its purity would diminish. You’d end up with gun-toting maniacs just shooting each other in the ring – is that boxing? There has to be regulation.

Posted June 13, 2014 7:51 am 


lain

Wow. Didn’t expect this from east side boxing. Thoroughly engaging and consciousness-raising side to the debate. Thanks!

Posted June 13, 2014 3:16 am 


The oracle of Delphi

I agree. This author sounds similar to people from the tobacco industry who defend smoking with “bogus” arguments and references. One can argue whatever one wants by being biased. Buttom line, the box sport is brutal and hitting somebody on the head is intentional and expected. In all other sports head injuries happen, also frequently and severely, however boxing is medieval in it’s core, and more brutal than any other sport. We see it and unfortunately enjoy it far too often…

Posted June 13, 2014 1:43 am 


dwdwdwdw

no one should bother reading past the title.

Posted June 12, 2014 6:47 pm 


Joe P

Typical East side boxing….everyone reads the first paragraph, makes an assumption and goes straight to highly opinionated criticism. This article is very much pro-boxing (that means its in support of) you Morons.

Posted June 12, 2014 6:41 pm 


Showboat

Stopped reading at Czechoslovakia. That country doesn’t even exist anymore. Read a damn book/newspaper once in a while.

Posted June 12, 2014 4:57 pm 


Jessie wise

Jerry and Mike Quarry’s dad put his son’s thru utter hell. By the time Jerry was 18 he had hundreds of matches. Head bashing fights. Jerry was a heck of a fighter and tough as nails. His brain couln’t take it anymore. Blow after crushing blow.

Posted June 12, 2014 3:37 pm 


Fight Aficionado

American Football is too dangerous because guys die. Auto racing too. Ban them both.

Posted June 12, 2014 3:31 pm 


Teri

Out law police, you know how man of them die ever year driving a police car to fast

Posted June 12, 2014 3:05 pm 


Teri

All drugs should be legalized, who the hell has the right to tell me what I can not put in my body

Posted June 12, 2014 3:01 pm 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Feisty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

And if they weren’t going to ban boxing they wouldn’t have done it by now either.

Posted June 12, 2014 2:27 pm 


Anonymous

if they were going to ban boxing they would of done it years ago when they fought and hit much harder.

Posted June 12, 2014 2:11 pm 


ACCUBOX

I predict that boxing will not be banished. There will be many exciting fights in the future!!!!

Posted June 12, 2014 2:01 pm 


Anonymous

rugby a real mans game.

Posted June 12, 2014 2:00 pm 


Gwent

Interesting how the rugged protestantism of rugby so beloved of the privately educated which coincidentally doctors tend to be raised in never comes under the banning gaze of medicine. Then again boxing is a sport of the great unwashed and they need lecturing about what is good for them.

Posted June 12, 2014 1:34 pm 


Gwent

The arguments are academic and esoteric. Truth is fighting is as much a genetic, atavistic and evisceral activity. The only way to ban boxing would be to extrude all men of testosterone. Fighting is literally in the blood of boxers. Of course it inflicts harm, punching a head is hurtful but if boxers were made of different stuff they’d be kicking a ball or running track

Posted June 12, 2014 1:30 pm 


mephisto

nobody’s banning Boxing.

Posted June 12, 2014 1:02 pm 


mike s

Jerry Quarry and his brother killed each other in the balls to the wall sparring sessions that their dad made them do

Posted June 12, 2014 12:46 pm 


mike s

You can either leave it be or 86 it–cause you can’t change it

I say…….dont ban boxing

Posted June 12, 2014 12:44 pm 


Don the man of his word

Jerry Quarry’s brain was split into mumbo jumbo after the autospy. The punches scrambled his whole brain to mush. Boxing is and never will be good for anyone.

Posted June 12, 2014 12:25 pm 


dwdwdw

ecat only an idiot like you would try and rationalize this idiotic article.

Posted June 12, 2014 12:08 pm 


Big Ham

Ban the government. Legalize boxing.

Posted June 12, 2014 11:51 am 


dwc

The sweatshops in China,that American companies exploit for profit are more dangerous for peoples health then boxing.

Posted June 12, 2014 11:41 am 


old guy

Swedish Boxing fan has the right idea-There always has been and always will be some form of 1:1 fighting. It is currently regulated and judged and refereed to some degree; if it is banned then it will go entirely underground and will be much more dangerous and corrupt (than it already is…..)

Posted June 12, 2014 10:56 am 


ECAT

…shallow idiot…

Posted June 12, 2014 10:35 am 


dwdwdw

print out the article ecat and read it at your leisure. I say ban this article.

Posted June 12, 2014 10:17 am 


Wes nights

Lets ban basketball. All players knees start to wear and tear. Ban Basketball cause we need to start caring about people’s knees.

Posted June 12, 2014 10:06 am 


prof konje

Good article. There are some listed as having boxed but I doubt it. They may have been boxing fans, but haven’t been in the ring.

Posted June 12, 2014 10:06 am 


Ken

Jerry Quarry was a great fighter I dont care what anyone thinks. He had tremendous heart and gave a performance like no other. Bernard Hopkins will be remembered for his head ramming and clinching and boring fights, not Jerry a true fighter. A Quarry never gives up ! His brain just couldn’t take the shots anymore. He died acting like a infant. He can barely spoon feed himself at only 53 yrs old. Much respect to Jerry.

Posted June 12, 2014 10:05 am 


The Host

Let’s all remember Jerry Quarry and his brother died of blows to the head.

Posted June 12, 2014 10:01 am 


Wizzard

Nobody is forced to get in the ring. Fighters choose to take a calculated risk and it is their decision to make. Oil rig workers, for example, take the same risk. Do they want to ban them too? And pilots? Its a ridiculous cause.

Posted June 12, 2014 9:41 am 


Offended & Outraged

We are going to form a committee to ban boxing, then we are going to ban everything you enjoy and like to do. We are going to tax and permit and license everything you do that is left over that you enjoy.

Posted June 12, 2014 9:38 am 


ECAT

Most boxing fans of our generation don’t even know who the “Galveston Giant” was. Same goes for Corbett…

Posted June 12, 2014 9:09 am 


ECAT

“flush this garbage article down the internet toilet. ignore it and it will go away.”

I find this article interesting…

Posted June 12, 2014 9:07 am 


CurlyQ.Howard

Eastside boxing will not allow links to Woody’s sexual abuse of Dylan Farrow to be posted by me (I’ve tried, but they disappear), so Google it for yourself to see what Dylan Farrow suffered as a child.

Posted June 12, 2014 8:47 am 


Swedish Boxing Fan

I agree here. Boxing is an old art of the “Sweet Science”.
Boxing was and is always a part of our history.

UFC, MMA, NASCAR, American Football, Ice hockey etc are sports involving a lot more injuries and damages then boxing ever have. I love hockey, but true is true.
UFC & MMA are the ones to look at if to blame a martial art sport. Boxing at least have decent rules and the boxers are better protected in the ring then the others named to make an example.

Posted June 12, 2014 8:34 am 


dwdwdw

one more time…. flush this garbage article down the internet toilet. ignore it and it will go away.

Posted June 12, 2014 8:03 am 


Anonymous

boxing has moved far from its roots of ‘last man standing’…….. .its a shame

Posted June 12, 2014 8:02 am 


CurlyQ.Howard

Maybe some kindly philanthropist would donate time and fortune to making sure all needy children are enrolled in tennis and golf camps so that no child is left behind. We wouldn’t have kids learning to box to better themselves if they could all be guaranteed a future as tennis or golf professionals. At the same time, the United Nations can declare bullying to be against the law so that nobody has a need to learn to defend themselves ever. I think that would be nice!

Posted June 12, 2014 7:58 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Feisty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

I wonder what the death toll of boxing referees who’ve died in the ring is? The legendary ATG master boxer Benny Leonard died whilst refereeing a fight.

Posted June 12, 2014 7:53 am 


mack

Back in the sixties, in the aftermath of the fatal fight between Griffith and Paret, NBC ran a documentary called, “Boxing’s Last Round.” That was fifty years ago, and the sport is still thriving. Yes, it is a hard game, and those who stay too long will suffer for it, even the best of them. Today, there are brain scans, fewer fights, post stoppage suspensions, and other things to make boxing safer, but these precautions do not make it safe. To ban the game would only force boxing underground, where it was in the gaslight era, and what protections there are would be lost. Violence, or brutality, is part of the appeal of the game. The week after the Griffith-Paret tragedy, the network boxing program had its highest rating in years. Apparently, people wanted more of the same. Instead, they got a clinch filled waltz between Pender and Downes.

Posted June 12, 2014 7:35 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Fiesty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

eulc

Posted June 12, 2014 7:26 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Fiesty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

TARK.. That’s very impressive for a vampire of your age, but can you still maintain a a healthy erection for the full duration of a Scat-porn session?

Posted June 12, 2014 7:25 am 


M!sta Pa$ $Y L!ckA

Banning boxing ? Wont be necessary ! If Mayweather Junior is the

prototype of the future of the sport then it is going to

drive the sport to the depths of boredom .

Posted June 12, 2014 7:13 am 


M!sta Pu$ $Y L!ckA

Banning boxing ? That wont be necessary !If Mayweather Junior

is the prototype of the future of the sport then it is going to

drive the sport to the depths of boredom .

Posted June 12, 2014 7:10 am 


Dee

I think if you choose to be a boxer, then you know the risks associated with it. Like for example anyone who wishes to race there car, do heroin, or whatever it may be. I don’t wish them any harm at all, and hope they all stay safe and well, as the sport is electrifying when witnessing a dope fight.. BUT, yeah thought crosses my mind at times also, that it is pretty brutal.

Posted June 12, 2014 5:40 am 


DMX

TBE
I get it
But that’s like saying George Graham’s 1-0 Arsenal team were the “best Ever” because they largely went unbeaten
Ask most Arsenal fans . .
They weren’t (I hate the b*stards)

Without wanting to sound like Bananarama “it’s not how you win but how you do it”

Until the last 5 x fights of his career I never went out of my way to watch Calzaghe fight
Too little
Too late

Posted June 12, 2014 5:38 am 


anonymous

thank God for that Kazakstan nuclear waste..

Posted June 12, 2014 5:18 am 


edgar

klitchko sisters are lucky they are tall

Posted June 12, 2014 4:55 am 


TBE

Calzaghe best ever, Froch is nearly on par with Calzaghe now, if there was a super six in Calzaghe’s day, he would of mopped the floor with them, 46-0 and traveled, over 20 world title defences.

Posted June 12, 2014 3:18 am 


TARK

I’m in amazing physical condition. I don’t take any meds, my teeth are in great shape, I can outsprint a lot of youngsters, and workout with weights every day. I attribute it to a disciplined and finely calibrated diet.

I also wait at least 16 hours from dinner to breakfast. Giving your digestive system that rest is one of the secrets. You can eat just as much — but do it in fewer hours and you’ll be leaner.

Posted June 12, 2014 2:41 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Fiesty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

TARK.. you fought in a time when Tom Cribb’s great-grandparents were still virgins lol.

Posted June 12, 2014 2:09 am 


TARK

Boxing was outlawed in many countries — and in many states of the United States when Jeffries, Johnson, and Dempsey were heavyweight champions.

Even up through the 1950s there were sensational articles written in major newspapers and magazines demanding the abolition of Boxing.

Rocky Marciano said, “Boxing is going to be gone in 10 years. I’ll be one of the last Heavyweight Champions. Boxing is barbaric and people want to get rid of it.”

Jack Dempsey even said, “Maybe we should abolish Boxing. A lot of the old timers who fought in my time are in pretty bad shape. It’s going to happen to many youngsters who are fighting today. For guys who get knocked out 10 or 15 times – once you reach 50 or 60 you might not be able to pronounce your own name. These guys will be on the public dole. But it’s a fighter’s job to knock people out, and he’s helping to destroy somebody every time he does it.”

Today fighters don’t fight as often and there’s more precautions. MMA is a more brutal sport with tiny gloves, elbows and knees to the head, punching a downed fighter … and kicks in the head with bare feet. They would obviously ban MMA before they banned Boxing.

I fought in a time where if a guy got up from a knockdown, and wobbled around, many referees let the fight continue. Today if the boxer is under significant risk, they stop it. The gloves are larger and nobody goes 15 rounds. Of course fighters are stronger and punch harder today.

But a lot of people were anti-Boxing at one time. You hardly hear that today.

Posted June 12, 2014 2:00 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Fiesty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

“The last time I was inside a women was when I visited the Statue of Liberty”

— Woody Allen

Posted June 12, 2014 1:56 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Fiesty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

Yes folks, daddies home. Rejoice! Rejoice!

Posted June 12, 2014 1:47 am 


Gonzo the Dragonborn – More Fiesty Than a Ginger Roberto Duran

If Woody Allen is a pedo, he’s a seriously fcuking funny one. Iol

Posted June 12, 2014 1:46 am 


Edgar Guevara

They been banning boxing for a long time. How come they dont ban weapons?

Posted June 11, 2014 11:51 pm 


CurlyQ.Howard

Use of Woody Allen [lxiii], Director, Actor, Comic as a positive for boxing is a mistake. He’s a pedophile. Remember?

Posted June 11, 2014 11:07 pm 


Jim Rich

They arrest people for the knockout game but in boxing they pay you to do it for entertainment. Its a barbaric sport and its one people have become accustom to watching even though it is not good for someones health. But like others have mention this isn’t the only sport that has problems, football is another. Really its not a good thing for people in general to be hit hard in the head but in the end you can’t control what other people do with their own lives. You can warn of the dangers and have doctors available at ringside like now, have health screenings like they did with baby joe mesi to see if one should fight or tommy morrison. MMA, Karate, how many sports are you going to start banning, football, hockey. I mean banning boxing I just don’t see that happening. If people lose the taste for it and stop watching it then boxing goes away but until then it will just be around. I think continue studies on potential brain damage and dementia should be studied. People have to be less harsh on fighters quitting if they say they are hurt. Like MAGO the heavyweight boxer, his cornor wasn’t doing a serious analysis of his condition, not they knew of course but their mindset was just we have to win. When you see a trainer throw in the towel, they do it for a reason and we have to be less critical of that type of situation or a fighter saying they are hurt and quitting, later to find out they really have broken bones or something. People have to be thinking winning isn’t worth someones life or getting them maimed. Richard steele stopping meldrick taylor, richard was thinking safety first but other were thinking if taylor got laced with another right hand and went down again he may still have won. Well maybe the next right hand woudl have put him in a wheel chair. Look back at richard steele we need more refs like him, focussed on the fighters health not on trying well if I let it go another minute maybe he won’t be maimed and might finish the fight and win. If you can’t continue, you can’t continue period.

Posted June 11, 2014 10:51 pm 


Rustybucket

The problem boxing has is that the intention is to inflict bodily harm to your opponent, and in most other sports, even if they are more dangerous, that is not the primary intention.
Even though Rugby and American football comprise of a lot of intentional violence, and more people are killed or paralysed participating in those sports than in Boxing, it’s not considered the primary objective.
Still, Boxing is the last Gladitorial sport from Antiquity so will always have it’s critics,.

Posted June 11, 2014 9:04 pm 


badger

boxing was a great part of my life.

Posted June 11, 2014 8:57 pm 


badger

young people now play play station for hours, which is causing youth obesity.

Posted June 11, 2014 8:54 pm 


badger

people gave me hard time for boxing, “you will Be brain Damaged”, they played football which messed up their knees.

Posted June 11, 2014 8:54 pm 


Andrew

It is silly to deny punching an opponent enough to knock him down for tens seconds is bodily harm. Causing a cut of sufficient severity to render the opponent incapable of continuing is another way of winning a fight.
Boxing is my favourite sport while it is legal but I wouldn’t argue against banning it as immoral and brutal.

Posted June 11, 2014 8:42 pm 


Anonymous

Skydiving, nascar, football, motocross, skateboarding…as long as there’s money in it people will support it

Posted June 11, 2014 8:05 pm 


PEEJ

All sports are dangerous. There will never be a ban on boxing.

Posted June 11, 2014 8:00 pm 


Jab

Sure boxing is dangerous! But make no mistake, the sport of boxing is a badass. It’s history shows a long undefeated record of many, regardless of their size, that tried to ban it, but it’s still here stronger then ever and enjoyed by millions. So do fans a favor and find another cause, otherwise suffer a humiliating defeat in a no contest mismatch.

Posted June 11, 2014 7:43 pm 


Anonymous

The real reason why lots of eminent people in the AMA and BMA wish to ban boxing is because it is seen as a barbarous sport and one of the left over remnants of a time so-called civilised human beings wish to get away from.
A lot of influential people cringe when the word boxing comes up as it is an anathema to them and represents all that is wrong with society.
Since I fell in love with the sport there have been several attempts and commissions looking into the efficacy of boxing.
I totally love the sport but I am no longer in love with it’s fans.
If these abolitionists came on these boards with all the back-biting, b*tching, snitching, abuse, bullying and out right racism spewed forth (by some posters) I believe they would have all the material they need to forge ahead and shut it down.
If this site is indicative of other boxing sites then we are sunk. Trolls, keyboard warriors, weekend heroes, fakers, wannabes, are swamping the decent folk who take time out of their busy lives to give us their sometimes enlightened viewpoints, only to be picked apart and shot down in flames by people who I can only guess are psychotic at best or pure evil.
I really don’t care if the abuse patrol rolls out after this post, but I need to get this off my chest.
There’s no way in Hell that posters would use such vile language to each other if they had to debate face-to-face, otherwise we’d have more body bags than story pieces.
I am a very long-time poster but will use anonymity to voice my views on what is happening.
I often shame my head when posters try to rip boxers for what they say or ducking a fight, when the poster themselves is using language from beneath the gutter and doesn’t have the first clue of what is happening re negotiating fights.
I just wish we could all think twice before insulting each other and engage in healthy, robust debate, without questioning the legitimacy of the other poster or threatening them, questioning their s*xuality, nationality or whatever.
You’re just adding fuel to the fire and when they pull the rug it will be no one’s fault but our own.

Posted June 11, 2014 7:08 pm 


Informer

As I am writing this response, I’m looking outside my window while a guy is jogging in a thunderstorm. I’m sending messages on my Laptop during this storm too! Until we find a cure for death, life is always going to have risks. Many consider golf the safest sport, but it can cause back injuries. Tell anyone with back injuries that they aren’t serious. It think boxing should be regulated to get rid of corrupt judges and dirty tactics that take place outside of the ring. Other than that, if you don’t like boxing or any other entertainment of today don’t tune in. Live and let live as long as people consent of their own free will.

Posted June 11, 2014 6:42 pm 


Brent

A study will usually find what a study wants to find…

Some scientists studying Global Warming are funded by the Petroleum Industry. They’re given millions of dollars, asked to set their own salaries, hire their own technologists, spend whatever funds are necessary to find out why Climate Change fears are overblown, and keep the rest.

A defense attorney is looking for exculpatory evidence – a prosecutor is looking for inculpatory evidence. Often prosecutors will suppress exculpatory evidence and defenders will often suppress incriminating evidence. Both sides still believe they’re right. Their focus is biased.

For the highest probability of finding the truth, you must start from a neutral position. Not everybody is capable of doing this. Most just want to win their side of the argument, and don’t want to be confused by the facts.

Posted June 11, 2014 6:19 pm 


SREDMOND

Preposterous article. Boxing is the SAFEST sport in the WORLD.

Posted June 11, 2014 6:07 pm 


T22

Im not for banning boxing as free will do choose what we do is a human right. What I would like is better technology to detect brain problems. When we see a boxer who can barely speak ( who previously had good speech) passes a brain scan then obviously the tech is not up to it. Imagine if we had the technology to scan a boxer during a fight so any problems he/she could be pulled out of the contest at the right time. Im thinking we could be years away from this but I welcome it when it happens.

Posted June 11, 2014 5:55 pm 


TARK

This pundit says.., “This author can assure the public that nobody following a boxer’s workout and a boxer’s diet will have to worry about suffering from obesity.”

Tell that to Buster Mathis (288)… George Foreman (260)… Odanier Solis (277)… Alexander Ustinov (308)… Tony Thompson (270)… and David Tua, 5’9” X 253.

They actually weighed into the ring for important fights at those obese weights. Unfortunately Boxing doesn’t improve your character or give you discipline.

Individual coaches might help your with that… But most won’t.

Posted June 11, 2014 5:22 pm 


Anonymous

Trainer1965,

youre an idiot!

Posted June 11, 2014 5:08 pm 


jonny

Boxing should stay. There are very few outlets for blood letting in soceity. Men have a primal urge to participate in it or spectate. If men had no outlet like boxing then I guarantee there would be more violent crimes committed in the US. Let us have our guilty pleasure.

Posted June 11, 2014 5:03 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

The USA has been getting soft since around 2008. The NFL gets gayer every season, you get fined for hard hits, touching the QB, etc. They sue the league for getting concussions. It’s supposed to be a collision sport. Now the rest of the world wants to be pussies too!? JESUS H. CHRIST!?!? Boxing is a starving man’s sport! I’m getting real sick of all the pussy nonsense! This ain’t a sport for pansies.

Posted June 11, 2014 4:54 pm 


maru

I punch you in face in you ban boxing

Posted June 11, 2014 4:52 pm 


Hecdog

Boxing is the sport of the poor that has been around since the beginning of time. Mano y Mano combat settled things from from school playground fights to all kinds of disagreements. Fight it out and settle it. The problems began when the promoters stepped in to make a buck. Boxers face their biggest threats outside the ring where promoters, managers, officials, trainers and those corrupt organizations get their sleazy hands on things. Look around at all the made titles and sanctioning organizations. More titles, more money more greed by everyone mentioned. The majority of fighters make very little money, but suffer a lot of physical damage. This is the fight game and the goal is to beat up your opponent badly because winning by decision, doesn’t cut it for promoters. They want to see knockouts, blood, drama and excitement. The fighter is at both ends, one gives out the punishment and the other takes it. Commentators are always applauding the toughness of a fighter when he takes punishment, but refuses to quit. Fighters physically wear out during their 2-3 month training. The body takes abuse by sparring over and over preparing for a fight or simply staying in shape. The brain, jaw, face, kidneys, ribs, liver all can only take so much. This is a brutal sport, and I can somewhat relate to those that want to ban this sport, but if you do ban it, there are other sports that should be banned as well. I am reminded of former world champions, ex contenders and those fighters never had the talent to become champions or even good fighters, but had boxing in their blood. They mumbled, lost concentration, pug noses, arthritic hands and short and long term memory loss. If you stay in this sport long enough, you will pay the price. This is a dangerous sport that will always be dangerous and not good for the body. The ego will blind a fighter and make him believe he can handle the injuries and always come back. Muhammad Ali, Meldrick Taylor, Sugar Ray Robinson, Wilfredo Benitez, Terry Norris, Jerry Quarry and many, many other fighters have suffered due to the sport of boxing. If you stay in this sport long enough, your body will pay for it. Interestingly enough, the vast majority of boxers said they would do it all again if they had the opportunity. And who can argue that. It’s their choice, and fighting inside a ring is a priceless experience. The sport of the poor is sometimes all a poor person has and boxing gives them hope. Ban the sport? No, the fight game will always be the fight game. Most fighters know the risks, and those that don’t will never know until it’s too late because promoters and the rest of the greedy people that should be looking out for the fighter don’t care about the fighter. Boxing will be around forever and so will the corruption.

Posted June 11, 2014 4:46 pm 


Ned

I think there’s more of a dementia problem in pro-football today than in boxing, but the issue’s covered up because of huge financial profits. Moreover, I wouldn’t worry too much about boxing being banned; 80,000 fans just showed up to watch Carl Froch fight in the UK, and Cotto-Martinez packed Madison Square Garden.

Posted June 11, 2014 4:45 pm 


Trainer1965

MMA sucks ! Kickboxers , MMA , anything that uses feet , all Turds fighting other Turds. You get some good knockouts because the overall skill level is so low , a step above drunken bar brawls that have even better KO’s. This is why even the top MMA fighters get knocked out in less than a round. They just dont have the skills.

Anyone who doesn’t agree clearly has sh !t for brains.

Posted June 11, 2014 4:02 pm 


Caveman

Sitting everyday in an office chair is dangerous. Fact.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:53 pm 


Anonymous

beyond laughable.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:39 pm 


dick tiger

Seems to me this writer has a hidden agenda.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:35 pm 


dwdw

flush this article down the internet toilet.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:34 pm 


laj

Everything we do in life involves some sort of risk. Personally I don’t understand why someone has the right to tell two willing participants they can’t make a living or enjoy what they love to do. I used to love boxing, and wrestling, they were some of the only contact sports where it was just you and the other person. I admit after a number of injuries, mainly in wrestling, I gave these sports up, but that was my choice, and should always remain so. If some people see it as uncivilized so be it and more power to them, don’t watch or follow it.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:34 pm 


Bo Bo Olson

Crossing the street on a pedestrian crossing cause more deaths too….and J-walkers is really where it’s at in contact sports.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:04 pm 


eric

Anonymous, Its all part of the overall equation, its interwoven into the fabric of our society that leads to poor decision making was my point.

I am to analytical at times so I respect what your saying and will keep on course, my apologies.

Posted June 11, 2014 3:02 pm 


CORRECTAMUNDO

I tried boxing. I got punched too low and had a squeaky high pitched tone to my voice for about an hour. Since then I run if another man tries to punch me. However, I do watch men hit other men and love it. I a PROPHET at predicting which man will beat the other man every time!!!!!

Posted June 11, 2014 2:54 pm 


Anonymous

off topic eric

Posted June 11, 2014 2:50 pm 


eric

My son plays football in jr high and if he makes a touchdown and gets excited, and says like YEAH!!!!
he can get in trouble for what is referenced to as ” EXCESSIVE CELEBRATION”

and that may hurt the feelings of the opposing team members so it’s not allowed.

This is the crazy stuff in some cases that’s going on in our children’s world these days people, who are some of these people go make decisions of that nature that molds are society anyway ??

Posted June 11, 2014 2:46 pm 


KO

Anon boxing is more dangerous than MMA !

Posted June 11, 2014 2:44 pm 


big moe

It wont happen. Ur talking about taking away the thing that provides for families. If its that brutal then ban football and hockey as well.

Posted June 11, 2014 2:33 pm 


Anonymous

as long as you are careful otherwise you could end up with a bad toe.

Posted June 11, 2014 2:28 pm 


eric

The politically correct police and the social standards of those that belive they know what is best are trying to brainnwash and turn modern human’s into emotionally inept robots, emotionless cattle that obey their masters, walking around all day with a smile never expressing natural human emotions that have been developed over thousands maybe millions of years.

Combat sports have been around for thousands of years and these days it’s a lucrative career choice in many cases “career choice” and brings out the personal best and athletic ability of those few that choice that path.

Boxing has brought countless hours of competitive enjoyable entertainment to my television set and some jackass that thinks he or she knows what’s best for everyone is beyond annoying and becoming more and more and prevalent in our society these days.

Boxing is a career choice, nobody is forced, and many if not the majority of professor s of the sweet science retire intact, healthy, rich, famous and in much better standing if they would have chosen a different career path.

How many of these jackasses against boxing could careless because they’re not fans of the sweet science ?

Leave our boxing alone !!!

Has anyone noticed how children act these days ??

Killing people and shooting up schools and such, that didn’t happen when I was a kid and we had much more access to firearms.

Everything is illegal for kids these days, these fruit cakes that eliminate sports because there dangerous, can’t ever get upset, fighting nope can’t ever do things of that nature, nobody is allowed to be a wiiner because it may hurt the feelings of 2nd place.

How much built up stress you think a boy has these days in our nutt job think they know everything school systems that train children to be robots, no wonder these kids act the way they do.

Education and becoming a better person is always a great thing but trying to change millions of years of human evolution in one generation by modern politically correct think tanks that belive they know it all robot training facilities are creating problems right under their noses yet can’t smell the problem.

Moving society forward and becoming better humans is good but trying to make a lion your pet is hard to do, it took 4000 years to domesticate a fury pet we have today.

Rules and regulations to help keep the fighters as safe as possible is great, but to make boxing illegal is taking away ones choice, God giving ability, right to support their family to the best of their ability freedom to participate in making choices of their choosing and that not the American way.

Posted June 11, 2014 2:22 pm 


Anonymous

MMA IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN BOXING

Posted June 11, 2014 2:01 pm 


yo

Let’s ban combat, then we can talk about combat sports.

WWE wrestlers seem to die earlier than boxers.

NASCAR ain’t too safe either.

Let Dan Marino talk to ya about concussions in football.

What about another ban on alcohol?

Cigarettes, anyone?

The govt. isn’t big enough, let’s allow it to outlaw some more consensual activity…

Posted June 11, 2014 1:48 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

No.

Posted June 11, 2014 1:10 pm 



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