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The aim of "the game" is world peace, and how can this be achieved through violence as a way to profit?
Before we can get to say why boxing should be outlawed, we need to see exactly what boxing is.
Evidence 1.) http://www.thesaurus.com...
Boxer: a person who fights as a sport, usually with gloved fists, according to set rules; prize-fighter; pugilist.
Did you see that term "prize-fighter". It is someone who uses violence to earn money. Violence (or even attempt/conspiracyto it) is against the law, but for some reason the government decided to outrule this because it makes money. The only thing that people seem to care about.
Evidence 2.) https://www.hg.org...
The purpose of assault law is to deter people from exhibiting aggressive, threatening behavior toward others, even if physical contact does not actually occur.
You see! It shouldn"t be right to set bad examples for children. Luring them towards the path of violence.
You also said that it keeps children out of trouble.
Boxing is a business, just like any other. Except this one includes violence and messing with the wrong people will bring you trouble for sure. It is a violent act worth being prosecuted for-
Boxing is not safe, period.
"Approximately 500 boxers have died in the ring or as a result of boxing"
According to my evidence from;
SO BOXING IS NOT SAFE!
Boxing can be the EASIEST way to earn money quickly, but it is definitely not the safest.
Boxing is the most likely way for people to obtain brain injuries as it consists of various blows to the head. It should have no place in a civilized or a poor society.
"Boxing is a special case: no other sport has the express goal of inflicting injury on the brain"
Meaning that other contact sports have no need to be banned, boxing is "a special case".
Boxing is a really cheap sport to get into, the only requirements are astounding body strength, amateur boxing training, and a license.
But putting poverty stricken people into danger like that isn"t a good idea. Boxing is people blowing at their heads and injuries, blood and gore. Not recommended for anyone.
This article explains the goal of boxing. You are right when you say that the goal in boxing is not to knock somebody out, the term Knockout is used in boxing, but not necessarily meaning that there was a knock out (this is explained the article 1.).
The goal of football is to score:
To Score you need the ball;
To get the ball you need to tackle; Not purposely injuring the other opponent (This goes for your "American football" and for my football)
These articles will help you compare the risk of damage between the two sports .
No matter what the statistics, boxing will be more dangerous than football because the aim IS to injure, severely or not, the opponent. Football does not have that aim. As the following article will explain:
No that I have made counter arguments to your argument, i would like to finalize this debate with a few Points of my own;
Boxing exploits young men (and sometimes women now). Some start before the age of ten. They often don"t have enough education to make a proper decision about the risks of their sport even once they are adults.
Boxing makes violence look cool. The money and fame a few champion boxers get for hitting people sends the wrong message to young people.
Boxing is a sport that should take no place in a modern, civilized society
Boxing is unlike any other sport. The aim of boxing is to hurt the other man, and above all to knock him out. The sport appeals to the worst and most violent parts of human nature. Such a savage sport has no place in modern society. We should not let men( or women) do this to each other.
We should not offer money to encourage them to fight.
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