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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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post Jan 31 2013, 08:23 PM
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No doubt that they're still trying to hurt each other, but there are degrees of damage.

When it comes to violence, the degree to which it's administered and how it's managed makes a world of difference. Life and death difference. Things like this can't be cavaliarly and neatly wrapped in the box of, "it's the fighter's responsibility."

Re. the question of boxing vs. MMA and long term damage, my guess is boxing because MMA is only three rounds (or is it more than 3? Not sure).

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