Boxing

Discussion in 'Sports' started by moreluck, May 28, 2012.

  1. moreluck

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  2. moreluck

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    Hector Camacho Life Support: Boxer's Mother Says Life Support To End Despite Family Dispute
     
  3. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Not a fan of boxing. Look at all the old boxers who are dealing with brain damage and dementia from years of taking shots to the head and face. There are "combative" sports such as wrestling and judo that are just as fun to watch and do not involve beating ones opponent into a bloody pulp. At the very least, I would like to see a requirement that professional boxers wear headgear like the amateurs do.
     
  4. moreluck

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    Football players are involved in many class action law suits for multiple concussions........and they wear helmets.
     
  5. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    If you want to reduce head injuries in football, the answer is simple; remove the face masks from the helmets.

    I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but removing the face masks would force players to tackle properly (hit with the shoulder and wrap with the arms) instead of using the helmet as a battering ram.

    You would see a few broken noses and knocked out teeth, like hockey players get, but I suspect there would be far fewer concussions.
     
  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Bernard Hopkins Defeats Tavoris Cloud, Becomes Oldest Boxer To Win Major Title

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    NEW YORK -- Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title on Saturday night, scoring
    a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship.

    The 48-year-old Hopkins broke the record he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight
    title on May 21, 2011.

    Hopkins improved to 53-6-2 in the main event of an eight-fight card at the Barclays Center.
    It was his 29th title bout. The 30-year-old Cloud fell to 19-1.
    Bernard Hopkins Defeats Tavoris Cloud, Becomes Oldest Boxer To Win Major Title


     
  7. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

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  10. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Anxious to see if he really had hiv or not. I liked him. Could punch but had a glass jaw.
     
  11. moreluck

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