Boxing Should Not be Banned In recent years, there have been many campaigns to try and have boxing banned.
Those in favour of banning boxing argue that it is dangerous, potentially life threatening and generally unsafe.
Today, many sports are becoming increasingly regulated.
Boxing, rugby, soccer, and other games are being targeted by sports bodies and medical organizations in an effort to improve safety standards and to reduce injuries.
But if boxing is banned, would motor racing follow, then rugby, wrestling, or weightlifting?
Furthermore, many sports would go underground, leading to increased injury and illegal gambling. Medical bodies have introduced safety rules in boxing, in soccer, and these safety regulations have been welcomed by players. In conclusion, our society would be healthier if more people took part in sports of all kinds.
Some may say that tagging boxing a ‘voluntary’ sport is too simplistic a view.
However, I believe that this is not the case and it leads me to my next point.
All boxers obviously believe that the benefits of the ancient sport outweigh its negative side.
This is shown in their enthusiasm to take potentially high risks in order to gain the rewards of winning.