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Thread #141457   Message #3256467
Posted By: GUEST,999
13-Nov-11 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Steamin' Willie, I've lost as many as I've won. I wasn't the best fighter y'ever met. But I do know what you mean.

The 'art' of fighting is beyond many people. (If the knocks I took are any indication, they were beyond me too!) That said, and although I was never a boxer, I loved the intensity of a match, the need to do what I had to do, and the afterthought of why I won or lost.

I do not engage in 'combat' anymore when it isn't needed, but I do engage in the afterthoughts. What you wrote makes sense to me, but it likely won't to many.

What's that you guys say? Keep yer chin tucked in. That, and the rest of yer body.

Good one.

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BUT, boxing was never meant to be a fight to the death, and when it is, imo, the refs have screwed up. I like the Olympic rules: first blood = end of fight. Half the time it would have saved my life, the other half someone else's. Works for me.

BM