Why I Dislike Boxing
How often have you watched boxing on television and wondered why the referee didn’t stop the fight? I mean, when the guy was obviously out cold, right? It makes no sense to me, but I’m not a boxing fan anyway. Here are some reasons why I’m not too fond of boxing and why you should.
The price of the equipment
I wouldn’t say I like boxing because of the high cost of equipment. Boxing gloves cost over $100, and a good pair of boxing shoes can cost even more. Plus, you need to buy hand wraps, a mouthguard, and other gear. It can all add up quickly. You might first think about borrowing some of this stuff from friends, but eventually, you’ll have to fork out some money for it. You may be able to find used equipment at thrift stores or on eBay or craigslist, but it’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for there either. If you want to get into boxing and want friendly new equipment, you’ll likely spend at least a few hundred dollars just to get started. And if you’re looking to compete, that investment could increase even as your skills progress. Many people can’t afford to make such an expensive commitment, which is why they stick with low-cost alternatives like kickboxing or martial arts instead. They don’t seem to understand how important proper equipment is in boxing. If you’re fighting somebody who has a solid understanding of how to use their fists, and they hit you in the nose or jaw area, then it will take less than one punch before you’ve lost consciousness – sometimes much less. No matter how skilled someone might be when unarmed, once their opponent starts throwing punches at them, their body doesn’t know what to do with them. All those years of martial arts training will do nothing if somebody uses those same techniques against them in boxing!
The constant injuries
Boxing is a dangerous sport. The constant injuries that boxers suffer can be debilitating and even life-threatening. I have seen firsthand the damage that boxing can do to a person’s body, and it is not something I want to see happen to anyone else. There are some people who argue that boxing doesn’t cause any permanent damage, and these are likely people who don’t know anything about how awful these injuries can be.
A good example of an injury a boxer might sustain is a Broken Jaw: A broken jaw typically results from being hit in the face with an elbow or an opponent’s head. Boxers who get their jaw broken will find eating painful because they will need to chew their food before swallowing, which is often difficult because of pain and swelling in the mouth. It may take weeks for the swelling to go down enough for the fracture to heal, so this leaves them unable to eat much at all. They also might require surgery to put plates and screws into the jawbone. And if surgery isn’t necessary, there’s still plenty of time spent recuperating as well as recovering from other ailments such as bruising, concussion, bleeding inside the skull, and various lacerations, to name just a few. Needless to say, I’m not impressed by boxing; it causes too many injuries that leave those involved feeling helpless.
Risk of brain damage
There are several reasons why I dislike boxing. One of the biggest reasons is because of the risk of brain damage. When you get hit in the head, your brain can collide with the sides of your skull. This can cause bruising, bleeding, and even damage to your brain cells. This can lead to long-term problems, such as memory loss, trouble thinking, and even personality changes. In some cases, it can even lead to death. That’s a risk I’m not willing to take. For me, that outweighs any other benefits of boxing (such as self-defence). The risk of getting hurt just isn’t worth it for me. All text from here down is new content:
Another reason I don’t like boxing is that it doesn’t seem like a safe sport. It seems like there are so many risks involved, from permanent injury to death. Sometimes when someone wins by knockout, they will have difficulty breathing or be unresponsive for up to five minutes afterwards. What if that person had been knocked out cold? How would they wake up? And how often do we see people hitting each other in the face over and over again? Getting punched in the face repeatedly can result in swelling around your eyes and nose, which may require surgery to fix if left untreated. All of these risks combined to make me want nothing to do with boxing whatsoever!
Dangerous sport to play with friends.
There are many reasons why I dislike boxing. For one, it is a dangerous sport to play with friends. When two people are punching each other with all their might, there is a high risk of serious injury. In addition, boxing is often associated with violence and aggression. This is not the kind of activity that I enjoy participating in. Finally, boxing can be very expensive, especially if you want to compete at a high level. All in all, there are many reasons why I choose to avoid this sport. As long as I stay away from boxing, I won’t have to worry about getting hurt or spending too much money on something I don’t enjoy. I still prefer other sports such as football, basketball, and soccer. These games are safer because they don’t involve any direct contact between players.
The more I think about it, and the more sense boxing makes for me. The only problem is that boxing doesn’t seem like a good fit for me due to its high risk of injury and pricey equipment requirements. While I could probably find ways around these issues, it just doesn’t make sense to take up a hobby that carries so many risks.
Too many rules for professionals
When your box is professional, there are too many rules. You have to wear gloves that are of a certain size and weight. You have to wrap your hands a certain way. You can only hit your opponent in certain areas. The list goes on and on. It is impossible to do anything but punch when boxing as a professional. In addition, the gloves themselves limit hand movement, which would result in more injuries if the gloves were not required by law.
In addition, amateurs are allowed more freedom than professionals. Amateurs can fight with bare knuckles or with any kind of glove they want to use. They also don’t have an established set of rules for fighting as professionals do, so they can experiment with different fighting styles without worrying about being penalized.
Time commitment required for training and matches
There’s something about the brutality of boxing that just doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe it’s because I’m a pacifist at heart, but watching two people beat the living daylights out of each other just doesn’t seem like entertainment to me. Plus, what if someone gets seriously hurt? It’s not worth it to go through all that training and then have your career ruined by injury or death. For example, Muhammad Ali is one of the most famous boxers ever. He was incredibly successful in his prime and fought in some epic battles that have gone down in history. But now, he has Parkinson’s disease because he fought so many times over such a long period of time. That is why I dislike boxing. However, there are different forms of fighting sports that do not require the same commitment and risks. One example is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). MMA does require an intense level of commitment for training, but matches can be held on much shorter notice than in boxing, where you need months or years to train for a match. You also don’t get injured as often when practising MMA. You may get a bruise here and there from sparring, but serious injuries are rare. Plus, MMA is more accessible than boxing since you don’t need heavy gloves and wraps, which cost money. Not only that, but tournaments are also available year-round, so anyone who wants to compete doesn’t have to wait for the next event!
Intimidating sport for opponents
Boxing is an intimidating sport for opponents. It’s a physical activity that requires skill, training, and conditioning. The equipment is also expensive. The sport can be dangerous, and there have been many fatalities over the years. Finally, I find the boxing culture to be unpleasant and off-putting. People in the boxing world are always yelling at each other and being disrespectful. Many of them are cocky, too. They’ll trash talk their opponents just before they go into battle. For example, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr was one of the most talked about fights of 2017 (although it may not have lived up to its hype). People who were rooting for Mayweather were very cocky because he had never lost a fight in his career, and he had never been beaten by anyone with McGregor’s background before
overall it seems like boxing is not worth all of the effort and preparation, especially when you take into account the possibility of serious injury.
There are many reasons why someone might not enjoy boxing. Maybe they don’t like the violence, or maybe they don’t like the competition. Maybe they just don’t understand the appeal. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of people who dislike boxing for one reason or another. Some people don’t think it’s a sport at all and others say that it’s boring to watch.
If you don’t enjoy boxing, that’s okay. Not everyone does. As much as we can all be sports fans, even for a short time, there are still people who dislike sports in general and boxing specifically. You may not like boxing because it’s not your thing or because you’ve never given it a chance, but that doesn’t mean you have to hate on those who do enjoy it either. Maybe they just know something that you don’t yet.