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    I like Boxing by the way but at the end of the day the aim is to still hurt another human being albeit in the ring with judges around & not randomly on the street, there's also a fair share of boxers who are gentleman outside of the ring. Should I feel guilty for liking it or not? Cheers
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    Hey, don't feel guilty about it at all. Boxing's reputation seems to be linked to movies like Rocky which portray boxing as a slobber-knocker where guys hit each other non-stop and endings which are mis-leading.

    The dedication that boxers, at the very top level, have to endure is something worth admiring. If you're unsure whether you should feel guilt, then see boxers doing sparring sessions, diet and conditioning before potentially knowing that a 12 week camp could be undone in one punch in the first round.

    It's better for people who like talking with their fists to do so in a controlled enviroment rather than slugging it out in the street which incidentally Rocky did in the ludicrous Rocky 5 where he bashed Tommy "The Machine" Gunn.

    "Touch me and I'll sue" - great line.
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    (Original post by Aky786UK)
    Hey, don't feel guilty about it at all. Boxing's reputation seems to be linked to movies like Rocky which portray boxing as a slobber-knocker where guys hit each other non-stop and endings which are mis-leading.

    The dedication that boxers, at the very top level, have to endure is something worth admiring. If you're unsure whether you should feel guilt, then see boxers doing sparring sessions, diet and conditioning before potentially knowing that a 12 week camp could be undone in one punch in the first round.

    It's better for people who like talking with their fists to do so in a controlled enviroment rather than slugging it out in the street which incidentally Rocky did in the ludicrous Rocky 5 where he bashed Tommy "The Machine" Gunn.

    "Touch me and I'll sue" - great line.
    Yeah thanks for the reassurance buddy I feel that it helps channel aggression & helps to improve self esteem by providing aspirations and something to work at; like if you succeed you can then help others, & that it also imposes discipline and dedication through commitment and regular training giving goals giving structure to life and a reason to live and succeed. I'm not a thug or aggressive person in real life but Boxing is one of the sports that seems to appeal for me, like all the razzmatazz around bouts etc.
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    The boxers know what they are getting in to and are compensated very well for the sacrifices they take, add in the fact its tightly regulated by referees and doctors (apart from the drug testing isn't great) and yes it is a respectable sport
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    Of course it is respected, some of the most respected sportsman in history are boxers.
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    I do kickboxing which is worse haha!

    Sparring is always fun though- even when you get punched in the face, the adrenalin is cursing so bad you dont feel it!
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    (Original post by pinkangelgirl)
    I do kickboxing which is worse haha!

    Sparring is always fun though- even when you get punched in the face, the adrenalin is cursing so bad you dont feel it!
    Glad you enjoy it haha you never know it could become useful for self defence
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    I'd say so. If somebody says it isn't, who cares? Just punch them!
 
 
 
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