Boxing Is A Fame Of Self Defense Essay

2063 Words Nov 4th, 2016 9 Pages
Over 112 boxers have passed away in the ring from boxing between 2000 to 2011 and 10 died from ring wounds each year. The earliest proof of boxing goes back to Egypt about 3000 BC. The game was announced at the old Olympic Games by the Greeks in the late seventh century BC when smooth leather thongs were utilized to bind boxers’ hands and lower arms for safety. Boxing is a standout among the most favored sports, particularly in Europe and the Americas. Boxing was known by the name Pugilism, which means sweet science. Boxing, generally called “the manly art of self-defense,” is a game when two contenders attempt to hit each other with their boxing fisticuffs while aiming to keep a strategic distance from each other’s blows. (Allen 60) The tournament is separated into a predetermined number of rounds, no further than 3 minutes in length, with a 1-minute rest period between rounds. Boxing involves gloves, boxing shorts/trunks, and possibly headgear depending on if you are a professional or a pro. Boxing is significant because of the statistics that show how many deaths are from this sport and the damages it does to people’s body. Boxing comes with many injuries, but what the statistics show from injuries to deaths is unbelievable and is important to consider if boxing should be banned. I have watched many boxing matches with my father growing up because we both love and have a passion for sports. With the number of matches I watched and the knowledge my father has…

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