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Thread #141457   Message #3257050
Posted By: Raedwulf
14-Nov-11 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
I have to disagree Gnu. John's thread is obviously intended only to further his own agenda.

It's titled "Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating", and his opening comment is:

"In a world which claims to have progressed past the Stone Age, why is this cruelty allowed to continue?"

So yeah, I can really see how he is not being disrepectful to Joe Fraizer and every other boxer that chose to climb into the ring, for whatever reason.

I don't box; never have boxed. I do understand the attraction of martial competition. I've won tournaments. They were fought with plenty of safety rules. I'd have cheerfully fought them with less rules than they had (not no rules, you'll note).

Who the hell is John MacbloodyKenzie to pass judgement on what other people are happy to participate in? Sanctimonious, prurient, prudish? I've spared all the nasty words I could have used. Don't want to get whacked by a JoeClone. But, ironically, Hawk's words ring true, though I'm not sure he meant them to - "...equality of women and about racial equality..."? Yeah, Laila Ali, Muhammed's daughter CHOSE to step into the ring and won. Rather a lot.

So it's about choice, then? And let's face it, no-one walks out the door of a morning expecting to be mown down by fate. But a casual friend of mine who was alive last week is dead now. He didn't box. And John MacKenzie's got a beef about people wanting to step into a boxing ring, has he?