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BigFightFan
post Jan 30 2013, 11:21 PM
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We as boxing fans always talk about ways to improve the sport of boxing, but neglect the issue of fighter safety. I want to know what you guys think can be implemented to reduce the risk of long term effects from being hit in the head repeatedly. Also what effect would those issue have on the fan base and popularity of the sport. I was thinking maybe go to a mandatory 14 ounce glove size for all fights and maybe even making headgear mandatory, which I know will not be popular with hardcore or casual fans.



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Cshel86
post Jan 31 2013, 02:16 PM
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No matter how much you try to implement, these dudes are still hitting each other. As someone mentioned, it's the fighter's responsibility for their own safety, and boxing licenses pretty much lets a guy know that.

Now, I will add a little bit more spice to the topic while we're talking about post-fight and long-term injuries. Which sport is more taxing on the body, boxing or mixed martial arts? This seems like an easy answer, but it's not, I just want to hear everybody's take on it.
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post Jan 31 2013, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jan 31 2013, 02:16 PM) *
No matter how much you try to implement, these dudes are still hitting each other. As someone mentioned, it's the fighter's responsibility for their own safety, and boxing licenses pretty much lets a guy know that.

Now, I will add a little bit more spice to the topic while we're talking about post-fight and long-term injuries. Which sport is more taxing on the body, boxing or mixed martial arts? This seems like an easy answer, but it's not, I just want to hear everybody's take on it.

You proposed a tough question here shel! I'm on the fence with this one.

On 1 hand I would like to say boxers take the most punishment because of the frequency in which they fight and the number of rounds they fight in MMA. That's 12 Rounds of absorbing shots to the head and body. If a boxer is dominated he can't take the fight to the ground or hold his opponent up against the robes until the ref decides to seperating them. MMA fighters can be ruined faster than a boxer though. People can be kicked, elbowed, and hammer fisted in the face until the are knocked unconscious. There is no right or wrong answer, both are taxing on the body





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