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Boxing – A Weird “sport” by contra(m): 10:15pm On May 03
It seems that the promoters have been able to convince us that fighting is great and that it is a sport. But, how did we get convinced, and everyone in the world seems very fine with it? Even the government doesn't mind. Well, that is by design!

Fighting as I understood it as a child was only happening when two people get into an argument and they fight. Any right-thinking adult would discourage this behavior. Sometimes we would even get spanked for fighting, just for good measure. But in boxing, you don't need to be angry, you just fight. Here they say that they love the "sport."

In truth, the promoters have only succeeded in selling us this “sport” because of the promised incentive. Have you ever wondered why both fighters, regardless of whether they win or lose, get paid? Sometimes, losers even get paid more!

Many people have taken up this “sport” all over the world. Does it make it okay? They claim to get some sort of entertainment and satisfaction from seeing others beaten. It helps them relax. Hahaha. They study the reflexes and conclude how remarkable and inspiring they are. They claim it gives some artistic fulfillment. Of course, why won’t punching someone in the face be inspiring? You realize the target is usually the face, right?

They have only succeeded in selling this “sport” because of human’s weird or should I say warp interests. Or maybe fighting is okay, so far as it’s regulated and done in a controlled environment?

Let's hear your thoughts...
Re: Boxing – A Weird “sport” by anthonyuncle(m): 11:24pm On May 03
either love fighting or remain calm
Re: Boxing – A Weird “sport” by mansakhalifa(m): 12:13am On May 04
You can't really include boxing in the league of "weird" sports. It is a martial art just like any other forms of martial art out there(judo, karate, taekwondo).

Fighting is also a form of physical activity- an exercise when done right. You don't have to be 'angry' to get into it.



Meanwhile, if you want to start talking weird sports, then the best place to look would be the "Hybrid sports"(e.g. chess boxing):

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_sport&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwi44PW80K7wAhXQxYUKHQqMAVIQFjALegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3egxbEP_HlGWsc2tuI30bI

Or better still... the king of all weird sports:

Buzkashi! Go grab some dead goats:

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzkashi&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjitcLh0K7wAhVqzoUKHQdFCEEQFjAaegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2BXwaJOUr19U6-CYDpjNzz

Now, those are the real weird.
Re: Boxing – A Weird “sport” by paulolee(m): 9:05am On May 04
seeing weird I thought u wana come from the business side of it when matches are easily arranged bcoz of money and they both know they share from the cake even before the fight...
Re: Boxing – A Weird “sport” by contra(m): 10:18pm On May 04
Fighting involving targeting opponent's face and stomach just so you can knock them out is fine if done right? Okay.

The argument here is intentions and not outcome and I'm looking at boxing as a sport in its own rights, not comparing to other sports.

mansakhalifa:


Fighting is also a form of physical activity- an exercise when done right. You don't have to be 'angry' to get into it.



Meanwhile, if you want to start talking weird sports, then the best place to look would be the "Hybrid sports"(e.g. chess boxing):

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_sport&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwi44PW80K7wAhXQxYUKHQqMAVIQFjALegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw3egxbEP_HlGWsc2tuI30bI

Or better still... the king of all weird sports:

Buzkashi! Go grab some dead goats:

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzkashi&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjitcLh0K7wAhVqzoUKHQdFCEEQFjAaegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2BXwaJOUr19U6-CYDpjNzz

Now, those are the real weird.





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