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Post by prasen9 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:02 am

It is rather ghoulish to start a thread calling for the demise of a "sport". But, I have long believed that this "sport" should be banned. I also accept that I am somewhat hypocritical in that even though I do not follow golf and motor sports, I do follow Indian boxing. I guess if it is there and our players are going to go anyway, maybe get the benefits if you are paying the cost - is my stand. Not very moral, I admit.

Today, there was news of CTEs that affected Aaron Hernandez, an American football player. It is a sad story. The guy had advanced CTEs in his late 20s. Maybe 80% of the CTE cases are related to another sport: boxing. The current sport is barbaric and does not have a space in human society or should not have inasmuch as gladiators fighting lions is not a spectator sport today. Yes, I am exaggerating, but I think showing something "reductio ad absurdum" is indeed a powerful tool.

The American, British, and Australian medical associations have all called for boxing to be banned. Like we have banned smoking, we should ban boxing unless clearly meaningful changes are made.

At the next Olympics, they should ban boxing because of its causing CTEs. And, perhaps ban weightlifting because of the rampant use of doping agents. Redistribute these medals such as shooting, which is cutting events (one objective being gender equality).

Anyway, here is what should be done to change boxing to make it a sport. Just codswallop!

And in this post, I am being serious.

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