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Jack 1000
post Feb 9 2014, 06:19 PM
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Don't get me wrong. I am for improved education and safety in monitoring fighters' training, nutrition habits, ring record. I support an international record keeping database so that fighters, managers, commissions, and sanctioning bodies can use this as a tool to help prevent mismatches when doing the ratings. More gyms should be visited to see how well they maintaining their fighter's needs. However, there are some things that if I ever see in the pros, I would consider this, safety overkill, and it would destroy my interest in the sport. They are:

1.) 10-round world championship fights
. This was a rarity but in 1926 and 1927, both Dempsy-Tunny fights were world championship fights set for 10 rounds, because 10 rounds was the maximum allowed by the Illinois Commission at that time. I RELUCTANTLY supported the move from 15 to 12 round fights. It took a long, long time to get used to this. However, I hope the premise being developed is that "Well if 12 rounds was safter than 15 rounds, 10 rounds is safer than 12." That's going overkill. There should be SOMETHING significant about championship fights with regards to the rounds that makes them longer than the non-title fight. I would, however, like to see ONLY world championship fights set at 12 rounds and the other fights for state and regional titles set to 10 rounds. Not for safety, but to perhaps allow the 10 round distance to stop the polluting of bogus belts. You can fight 12 rounds for a Cracker Jack Belt, that isn't right. I would never support main event caliber matches set to only 8 rounds on a premium cable or PPV situation either!

2.) Shortening of pro rounds from 3 to 2 minutes:
Another overkill and knee jerk reaction, which hopefully never comes to pass. The three minute round has been the automatic time clock for all of boxing, going back 50-100 years. You get the point. It is one tradition that hopefully never goes away.

THE WORST OF ALL, ALTHOUGH ANY OF THESE PROPOSALS WOULD SUCK IF PASSED:


1.) Headgear in the pros:
This would take so much of the magic and intensity out of boxing. It would take safety and make it to such an extreame that fans would stop watching. Headgear is actually more dangerous because it impeeds a fighter's vision. There are doctors out there that want to outlaw blows to the head in boxing! No kidding! In the amateurs I sort of understand headgear, which I understand is not being used in the Olympics for the first time at the next Summer Games. Gloves protect the hands, not the head.

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Dolimite
post Feb 11 2014, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 10 2014, 06:36 PM) *
Does Cheryl Miller count? I believe she actually scored more ass (women) than her brother. Lol


Lol. Reggie was married to this bad ass model. Cheryl is cool but funny comment.
QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 10 2014, 07:17 PM) *
You got to be shiiting me with this...You joking right?

No. In an exciting exchange between two fighters I don't want to hear a high pitched voice.
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- Jack 1000   If Implimented, What Things Could Make You Stop Watching Boxing?   Feb 9 2014, 06:19 PM
- - ryustuh   QUOTE (Jack 1000 @ Feb 9 2014, 06:19 PM) ...   Feb 9 2014, 06:29 PM
|- - BrutUalBK   QUOTE (ryustuh @ Feb 9 2014, 05:29 PM) do...   Feb 9 2014, 06:45 PM
- - checkleft   What do you fellas think about Bradleys talk about...   Feb 9 2014, 07:08 PM
|- - ryustuh   QUOTE (checkleft @ Feb 9 2014, 07:08 PM) ...   Feb 9 2014, 07:13 PM
|- - Jack 1000   QUOTE (ryustuh @ Feb 9 2014, 06:13 PM) to...   Feb 9 2014, 07:30 PM
- - mrchitown   I don't think anything could deter me away fro...   Feb 9 2014, 08:40 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 9 2014, 08:40 PM) ...   Feb 10 2014, 03:33 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 10 2014, 02:33 PM) A...   Feb 10 2014, 05:10 PM
|- - truth   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Feb 10 2014, 05:10 PM)...   Feb 11 2014, 01:06 AM
- - AZWildCat   Man you guys sum'd up everything already   Feb 9 2014, 09:34 PM
- - Gambit808   Before I even got to reading the options, based of...   Feb 10 2014, 05:19 AM
- - Cshel86   I may be in the minority here, but if all of the H...   Feb 10 2014, 03:30 PM
- - mgrover   If fighters made a union and all decided to suppor...   Feb 10 2014, 05:19 PM
- - Dolimite   Women becoming commentators. They already fucked u...   Feb 10 2014, 08:28 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 10 2014, 08:28 PM) ...   Feb 10 2014, 08:36 PM
|- - ryustuh   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 10 2014, 08:28 PM) ...   Feb 10 2014, 08:53 PM
||- - mrchitown   QUOTE (ryustuh @ Feb 10 2014, 07:53 PM) h...   Feb 10 2014, 09:18 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Dolimite @ Feb 10 2014, 07:28 PM) ...   Feb 10 2014, 09:17 PM
- - Franchize   Headgear. A punch point system.   Feb 10 2014, 08:50 PM
- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Feb 10 2014, 06:36 PM) D...   Feb 11 2014, 08:53 AM


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