Yes, the sport of boxing should not be banned due to its inherent violence, because there are many more productive things that people can do with their time. Hitting and beating up on each other just for fun is inhumane. If you watch it on tv, and look at the audience, it's definitely not the intelligent people that are into boxing.
Boxing causes dementia and head injuries in many people. Boxing isn't a sport that kids need to be involved with because of the beating people take from boxing gloves. It's too aggressive and much too violent. We don't need more dementia later on when kids take up the sport today.
To ban it because of the violence is just ridiculous. But like gangsta rap, boxing inherently teaches that beating up someone in revenge is a nice thing. It goes back to the old revenge-ridden culture of the Romans. I believe for that reason boxing is questionable in its morals. Plus it's association with fixing. However to ban it because of violence is pure ludacris. What about the violent activities that teach good things, like gun range shooting (for self defense), and violent activities that are good-hearted in nature, such as hunting? Ridiculous. Boxing has questionable morals, but to ban it because of violence is stupid.
There are many sports that involve hitting one person or another, and boxing happens to be in that category. However, the athletes participating in that sport know the extent of the injuries that may happen, and it should not be banned. There are other sports like UFC that tends to do the same thing, but people involved in those sports know the risks associated with them.
Boxing is violent. Man has been competing against man in violent combat for sport since sport was a thing. Boxing is a much less violent than those earlier contests. The sport is strictly controlled by an active referee. There is a doctor nearby to assist with any emergencies. The contest is stopped immediately if a competitor looks to be in any permanent danger of injury or death.
This question is one that many people have been asking for a very long time because the subject matter is not one that is easily answered. There is a large group of people that believe the answer is simple and a quick resolution can be had. But that is not the case in this situation.