anyone into boxing or watching it?
this is one of the most dramatic k.o.'s ive ever seen!
Judah v.s. Tszyu
Yeah, I watched that fight live a couple years ago. Kostya Tszyu was a great fighter. That guy that got knocked out is Zab Judah, who is now a champion as Tszyu is retired. The guy that put Tszyu into retirement is Ricky Hatton, who just unified the title. That's the best weight division in boxing right now, imo. Throw Mayweather jr. into the mix, and you have a LOT of good fights in the coming years.
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I know I will be greatly outnumbered here but in my opinion, boxing is barbaric. Its nothing but a legalized brawl. I don't care how much someone trains and how skilled they are at dancing around and throwing punches, its still two guys beating each other with the ultimate goal of knocking someone senseless. Great fun!
If the same thing took place outside of the ring, they'd be arrested for assault. But get a whole bunch of people making a ton of MONEY off two people trying to knock each other unconscious and somehow that makes it OK. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I can't understand anyone enjoying watching two men getting beaten up.
Now wrestling (REAL wrestling, not the fake stuff) is different. Wrestling allows one to employ skill, strategy and strength to prove "supremacy" without the objective being to injure the opponent. Interesting that there isn't as much money to be made in wrestling since the public doesn't get to see blood, bruising, swelling, cuts and someone unconscious on the mat.
I wonder if we could bring back throwing people to a bunch of lions to see who gets mauled or killed. Could probably make millions of dollars off of that too.
I hate violence for the sake of violence. There is enough of that in the world as it is without having people pay to watch it and cheer it on. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
:Stepping down off soapbox: Now...let me go polish my peace sign, put on my tie-dye T-shirt and walk barefoot through the flowers. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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Not looking to debate PAK here, but I have enjoyed boxing matches in the past, and yes, they are brutal. *Interesting point she made about wrestling which is not without risk. *See this abstract of a prospective study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
If you took a minute to read, you saw that most injuries were shoulder and knee--not life threatening like head injuries in boxing, but still injuries. *And what's really interesting is that older, more experienced wrestlers may be MORE prone to injury.
Now, a nice brutal 'lions v. humans' type of fight for profit is so called 'extreme fighting' where a combination of strikes (mixed martial arts) and grappling (wrestling) techniques are used. *And who most often wins? *The grapplers because the fights most often end up on the ground and submission techniques are used: the other guy 'taps out'--game over. *It seems that PAK knows her fighting techniques pretty well after all! *So watch out, she may pin you all after pulling the daisys out of her hair and tying her tie dyed shirt into a singlet! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
My chicken legs taste like chicken--only less meaty.
i personally dont get the point of wrestling. lol..this is my opinion, "if i wanted to get in a tight suit and wrestle with another guy in a tight suit, i wouldnt do it in front of someone let alone an audience."
i like boxing it would be sweet to have a school sport for boxing..but that is impossible so i guess. yes boxing is..vicous but..so is football, i love football but really football is a street fight with some pads and a helmet on. in order to win a boxing match u must have more strength, agility, etc. but yes.. it is a fight.
thanks for you imput
i think thats why i dont like it too. two sweaty glistening guys.... *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
I like watching boxing but I am under the opinion that the boxers know what they are getting into. They take all the neccessary precautions to reduce serious injury with padded gloves/doctors/etc. Also you wouldn't get arrested boxing outside of a ring unless you were causing a disturbance or boxing someone who didn't want to box. If I were to box one of my friends in my front yard and we were both doing it for the fun of it the police couldn't arrest us as we wouldn't draw up charges. I dunno boxing just seems like fun. Nothing like 2 people beating the hell out of eachother for the fun of it. Hell me and my best friend Mark use to beat the Hell out of eachother because we were young, dumb, and full of energy. And that was before shows like Jackass It was a way of bonding.Originally Posted by [b
hey! this sound familiar! except for the last part, i think i heard it in a rap... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]Originally Posted by [b
How about if one of them is Mike Tyson?Originally Posted by [b
Remember this throw them to the lions.
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