• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Will we allow maniacs to continue fight each other in a ring participating in a ‘sport’ which they call boxing?

Extracts from this document...


Will we allow maniacs to continue fight each other in a ring participating in a 'sport' which they call boxing? 'Headcases, crazy, maniacs, nuts- these are just some of the words to describe the people who actually enjoy getting into a ring and 'battering' the head of their opponent as a job. There are many bad things about getting into the 'sport' and there are also many bonuses if you get lucky enough to have someone see you fight and land a contract with him because you could end up like Mike Tyson or Ricky Hatton. As a result of boxing many deaths have occurred and many people have sustained brain damage because of fighting in a ring. ...read more.


So far, there has been a number of safety measures introduced to the world of boxing, but none have proven, in the past 10 to 20 years, to help significantly against brain damage and other serious effects such as eye and ear injuries e.g. Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield's earlobe. These attacks continue to occur because, although safety measures such as Head Gear must be worn at all times during an Amateur Fight, guidelines like these are not imposed in any of the Professional Fights. The Journal of Medical Ethics, which is published by the BMA, had an article in March by Dr. Nigel Warburton. He said that the BMA's policy against Boxing is "inconsistent, paternalistic and too weak to justify a change to Criminal law". ...read more.


This argument could be argued from all different angles and ways. to say boxing is bad influence on children is a very acceptable argument and to say boxing brings pleasure to millions of people is very acceptable aswell, but, in my view there is nothing wrong with boxing because not too many serious injuries are caused by boxing and those who they do happen to maybe shouldn't have been in a boxing ring in the first place or it was just the luck of the draw that it happened to them. I say this because I am a fan of boxing but I think I have backed up my views to inform the reader that I am writing this essay in a neutral state. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Managing and Promoting Heath and Safety

    time so that they can either help deal with it or get help to the customer quickly, the accident must then be recorded, at Bognor golf club this is done in an accident report book. Within the club there are three separate accident books one for accidents that occur in

  2. football law

    Again this restricted the complete free movement of players. Also the Nationality clause in the UEFA regulation stated that in all official matches (Championship national or European cup matches) a club may NOT field more than three players who are nationals of other member states.

  1. Letter written to House of Lords in respect to a ban on boxing.

    Surely you don't want to risk men in that force to die, which is exactly what you doing. By them getting pummelled they lose brain cells and start to get slow reflexes and react slower to emergencies, not very useful when they are flying an aircraft.

  2. Heath and Safety in sport.

    This law has had an impact on all sports that generate large crowds to their grounds/stadiums such as rugby or cricket although its largest effect would have been on football as it generates more fans than any other sport in this country, when you look at clubs like Arsenal and

  1. Discursive Essay - Boxing

    This is shown in their willingness to take potentially high risks in order to reap the rewards of winning, or else they would not participate at all. Like all sports, there is an element of danger that we can freely decide whether or not to take part in.

  2. They call it the beautiful game.

    My two little brothers, Craig and Stewart have to share a room, and went it was getting painted they couldn't or wouldn't decide what colour to paint it. So, my dad took the decision to paint one half green and the other blue.

  1. Boxing, sport or legalised fighting?

    Professionals can punch hard, and both the speed at which the punch travels and the weight behind it can certainly cause extensive damage if aimed anywhere near the head. I, for one would not want to be on the receiving end of one such a punch.

  2. Is boxing a violent blood thirsty sport or is it the heinous sport of ...

    In a knockout the boxer loses a few nerve cells. The boxer could then pay the ultimate penalty and go on to die as a result of his injuries, remember all this could happen in just one fight. Other mental disabilities which maybe caused as a result of boxing include

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work