Boxing is a sport and is another way in which humanity displays its innate competitive spirit by physical action coupled with some guile.Toss wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:05 pmMy issue has nothing to do with Katie Taylor's success or state funding, I just do not see Boxing as a sport. I just wish humans would evolve enough to recognise that beating each other up for entertainment is not a positive idea.Denis Cromie wrote: ↑Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:43 pmI'm enjoying this debate, there will always be disagreements about boxing. Katie decided that it was the sport for her and she became the world champion, now that is some feat with the millions of people that take part in it. And to suggest that it should not be state funded dumbfounds me, political correctness gone mad. Boxing is probably one of the oldest sports in the world and by far the one that this country is most successful at. It's governed by very strict rules that are recognised throughout the world. So whether you like it or not no one should diminish Katie's achievement.
The training required for the attainment of the appropriate physical fitness to compete in the discipline designates as such. Boxing is an exercise in controlled aggression. Scoring points is the first objective by landing punches on the opponent. We should celebrate all our Irish Athletes, whatever their discipline.
The actions that take place in the ring are only part of what boxing is as one of the very first human ventures into creating a type of sport.
Remember, boxing has evolved from unregulated and uncontrolled human thuggery into a form of controlled competitive aggression.
Toss, human aggression could never be quelled, only controlled with oversight.
Humanity would idle, just like a drifting life-raft, doomed to float to retro-evolutional oblivion.
If we could quell human aggression, we would be able to dismiss war to the land of the Dodo.
But in so doing, for example, we would destroy our innate desire to attain better in all academic or even medical furtherance and innovation.
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