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Started: 3/16/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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"Boxing has kept me off the streets, stops me smoking and gives me something to do," says Billy Joe Saunders. Saunders is a professional boxer who currently holds the title for WBO middleweight champ. People have been arguing that boxing should be banned for many reasons. They say that it's dangerous and too physical, but what about other contact sports? Will those sports be banned as well? Boxing should not be outlawed because it allows people to get out of poverty, teaches young people self defense, keeps kids off of the streets, and out of problems. Although there are some dangers to boxing, it should not be outlawed.


Wo woh woh, you are saying that children BENIFIT out of boxing!

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.)

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.)

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-
Debate Round No. 1


One reason boxing should not be outlawed is because it allows people to get out of poverty. Boxing is a good way for teens to help out in their family without too many duties or extra stress. Some teens feel the need to help their family if they are in financial trouble, and boxing is a safe way to earn money quickly. Boxing is an inexpensive and also an easy way for families to earn money. Boxing doesn't require any equipment other than a glove, meaning it's accessible for poverty stricken people. A perfect example of how people bounce back after poverty is Manny Pacquaio. Manny grew up in extreme poverty and had to live in the streets, forced to quit school. But now, Pacquaio is a known boxer, and is used as a symbol of hope for how far he has come. Boxing allows people to get out of poverty, yet many people want to outlaw it.


"Boxing is a safe way to earn money quickly".....

Boxing is not safe, period.

"Approximately 500 boxers have died in the ring or as a result of boxing"

According to my evidence from;


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.
Debate Round No. 2


Some people may think that boxing should be outlawed because it is too dangerous. For example, they argue that the main objective in the game is a knockout, and you are purposely injuring your opponent. While they argue that boxing includes a great risk of head trauma, this is only because many professional boxers suffer from it. However, this claim is invalid because there is no goal to hurt your opponent. In boxing you score points by hitting the designated spots on the body, not just trying to knock somebody out. Also, in football the goal is to tackle others, even sometimes injuring them, and yet football is not banned. While people argue that the sport should be outlawed because of its danger, boxing has no goal of hurting anybody.


The goal in boxing IS to hurt your opponent severely that he can not get up.


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.

Thank you for the privilege of this debate, it has been fun and time-consuming.~
Voters, i would like you to vote fairly, thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by BlessedPaim 7 months ago
This is a good debate and deserves to be voted on fairly.
Thank you to anyone who votes towards me!
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