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    Is it really a sport and a form of entertainment.

    Every rational part of me says that ritualized aggression should be banned and that we should not watch two people inflict serious physical damage on each other. Particularly as they are physically extremely fit and trained to cause pain and suffering on another human being.

    However I watch boxing on television, I go to see it live and I love the excitement and the fact that it is a real competition.

    Is this justifiable.

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    yes.

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    Originally posted by Spider_dude@14 November 2003 - 01:08
    yes.
    OK - Please close this topic.

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    theyre not forced into it. dont worry

    have you been off the pc for the last week or something

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    I view it as pretty barbaric, and don't take any pleasure from watching two guys beat the crap out of each other. It's not any different from gladiatorial combat, really, the only difference is you end up dribbling in a wheelchair instead of being munched by a lion.

    That's just me, though.

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@14 November 2003 - 01:10
    I view it as pretty barbaric, and don't take any pleasure from watching two guys beat the crap out of each other. It's not any different from gladiatorial combat, really, the only difference is you end up dribbling in a wheelchair instead of being munched by a lion.

    That's just me, though.
    You feel it may be a "Bread and Circuses" thing ?

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    Lets all be la di da and have pink little flowers in our hair and spin on the ground like teletubbies la di da di da..

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    Originally posted by neattairoski@14 November 2003 - 01:13
    Lets all be la di da and have pink little flowers in our hair and spin on the ground like teletubbies la di da di da..
    No thanks, but to each their own.

    If that's what makes you happy, who am I to judge ?

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    a vulcan by the look of your avatar, lol

    i like boxing i quite fancied doing it, but the pain scared me. i do enjoy watching a good fight on the tv, but when it is boring i tend to turn over.

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    Is it really a sport and a form of entertainment.
    It's the purest form of sport there is. Pure competition, and entirely reliant on physical condition and skill.

    Yeah it's dangerous, but so is all sport. As is often pointed out, more serious/fatal injuries ocur in horse riding than boxing (please don't ask me to back that up with evidence).

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