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    Considering Boxing is a dwindling sport with a small base of followers. It is Sport.

    Football is a sport, basketball is a sport...Rugby, Hockey, Tennis....

    Why is boxing the only sport we are not allowed to play in public? We can play any other sport like football. Make dangerous sliding tackles. We can play Rugby and bash each other about.

    But for Boxing, no. Two policeman would spot that and call an immediate stop to it. You would be lucky not to end up with a caution maybe. Why the double standard? It's ok... as long as it is on TV, or as long as we go to boxing match to pay for it :confused:
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    The object of boxing is to knock out your opponent. The object of rugby is to try and get a ball to score a try. That's why.
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    The object of boxing is to knock out your opponent. The object of rugby is to try and get a ball to score a try. That's why.
    The object isn't to get 'knock them out cold'. It's to outbox your opponent. to beat him (beat in a sporting way) That's like implying an arm wrestle is about crushing your opponents arms. Or that wrestling is about beating your opponent half to death
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    (Original post by Chapter9)
    The object isn't to get 'knock them out cold'. It's to outbox your opponent. to beat him (beat in a sporting way) That's like implying an arm wrestle is about crushing your opponents arms. Or that wrestling is about beating your opponent half to death
    Then why does the person who's knocked out thier opponent win?
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    (Original post by Economi)
    Then why does the person who's knocked out thier opponent win?
    It's not the only way to win the bout.
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    (Original post by Chapter9)
    It's not the only way to win the bout.
    But it's an effective way, so it's a method people will try to do, in turn injuring their opponent. The average person isn't trained to deal with an unconcious person.
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    (Original post by Chapter9)
    Considering Boxing is a dwindling sport with a small base of followers. It is Sport.

    Football is a sport, basketball is a sport...Rugby, Hockey, Tennis....

    Why is boxing the only sport we are not allowed to play in public? We can play any other sport like football. Make dangerous sliding tackles. We can play Rugby and bash each other about.

    But for Boxing, no. Two policeman would spot that and call an immediate stop to it. You would be lucky not to end up with a caution maybe. Why the double standard? It's ok... as long as it is on TV, or as long as we go to boxing match to pay for it :confused:
    Does this happen if the competitors are wearing boxing gloves?
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    It's a scumbag's sport.
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    (Original post by uktotalgamer)
    It's a scumbag's sport.
    Its one of the greatest and most difficult sports out there. Only the strong survive, whats not to love?

    Now football, thats a scumbag sport

    I wish we had mutual combat laws here in the uk

    Its like a dream come true for me
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    (Original post by Chapter9)
    The object isn't to get 'knock them out cold'. It's to outbox your opponent. to beat him (beat in a sporting way) That's like implying an arm wrestle is about crushing your opponents arms. Or that wrestling is about beating your opponent half to death
    No. The object really is to floor the opponent, to bruise his ego as well. But disregarding the object of boxing for a moment, rugby can hardly be compared to boxing. Boxing is pugilistic, it is fighting with fists. It is violent, more violent than rugby, because you are going to attack another opponent...to the face. In rugby you are going to get that ball of your opponent. The intent in rugby is never to take the opponent out, but simply recover the ball, or stop a player from passing a certain point...with a ball.

    An arm wrestle cannot be compared to either boxing or rugby unless we are saying that it is competitive and requires a certain amount of technique and strength.
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    (Original post by Chapter9)
    Considering Boxing is a dwindling sport with a small base of followers. It is Sport.

    Football is a sport, basketball is a sport...Rugby, Hockey, Tennis....

    Why is boxing the only sport we are not allowed to play in public? We can play any other sport like football. Make dangerous sliding tackles. We can play Rugby and bash each other about.

    But for Boxing, no. Two policeman would spot that and call an immediate stop to it. You would be lucky not to end up with a caution maybe. Why the double standard? It's ok... as long as it is on TV, or as long as we go to boxing match to pay for it :confused:
    OP if you want to "play" boxing go to a boxing gym. Atleast there people can give you hints and tips on your form and technique. And besides it safer.

    Anyways no one is stopping you from playing boxing in your house.

    Join a boxing gym trust me its amazing
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    Boxing isn't the only sport you can't practise in public... (think Fencing, Archery, Rifling etc etc)
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    Because boxing is inherently violent, and violence isn't permitted in public except under controlled circumstances.
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    There really isn't a double standard abou it because the innate nature of boxing is to harm the opponent.

    To digress, when people play rugby in a public domain, isn't it the placated version with- minimal contact that people play?
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    To what end would you want to practice boxing outside?

    Surely practicing without a ring is almost pointless? There's a lot to be said for spacial awareness and management in boxing.
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    No. The object really is to floor the opponent, to bruise his ego as well.
    No, those are extras that people can indulge in if they so choose. The actual objective is, as was said, to outscore and outbox your opponent.
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    Pretty sure you can't practice Javelin in a shopping center.
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    I enjoy target shooting, but I'd get tasered or shot if I tried practising that in public
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    Are you actually being serious? or just trying to stifle some debate? Its because practising boxing in a public area is irresponsible, and can easily be mistaken as an assault. For this reason police officers are likely to arrest you, and some people might get involved trying to stop it. Obviously when you are boxing you don't want anyone getting involved nor having your sparing session interrupted by a visit from the old bill so people fight inside gyms. Also you could fall down and crack you skull on the pavement and die, people box inside a ring using protective gear for a reason you know.

    Using the same logic you could ask 'Why can't some practise clay pigeon shooting in the city centre? Its just a sport, why the double standard'. Come on mate think a little before you ask a question.
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    That's not to mention that Boxing is inherently dangerous by intent ... if not on the first bout, then perhaps the second, or the third, or the nth ... plenty of studies have been done to confirm that fact.

    As such, it's done in what's believed to be a controlled environment... though the jury's out on the 'controlled' part.
 
 
 
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