The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141457 Message #3255729
Posted By: gnu
12-Nov-11 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
John... I agree.
But, I feel compelled to comment on Dan's "I blame the refs more than any other." Yup. The reffing in boxing has been apalling for years. Absolutely disgusting. Far from the actual rules... even the commands that have been used for decades have been altered. The unwritten rules can be enforced or not enforced depending on who is "supposed to win".
Now... let's take this one step further... WTF is this Ultimate Fighter shit? They put two guys in a cage and there is no ref? They can do ANYTHING they want except bite or whatever. When are we gonna see biting allowed? It's not "just" boxing anymore with some kinda rules. It's UNreal. I say it's time to ban the whole works.
Yeah... I know... ya shouldn't tell other people what to do. But, if we are to move beyond violence as a world, this is a good place to start to teach (y)our children the difference.