The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #141457 Message #3257124
Posted By: GUEST,999
14-Nov-11 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Subject: RE: BS: Boxing; cruel, primitive & nauseating
Two things after I say how the heck have you been, Raedwulf? Good to see you again.
1) "I apologise for not being lissome, lithe, female & 18. ;-) "
Little Hawk, so you bloody well should. It gets lonely in the frozen north.
2) I've met John MacKenzie in person, and he is one helluva nice guy. I think lots gets lost on sites that use the printed word to get ideas across. Most of us who have fought to greater or lesser degrees are less and less impressed with it all as time goes on. I don't think it's necessarily age related. Given certain provocations today I would fight. However, as some wise soul said earlier on this thread, it's better to walk away, and I also think that's true. Hurting someone is easy. Killing someone is also easy. However, there're better things to do with one's time.
HOWever, boxing (and many other martial arts) has been responsible for many kids 'getting off the street', staying off dope and into lives where they could find good things to do. In that regard, it's a wonderful sport. It's maybe the 'pro' boxers and that whole world that have changed both the sport and the way we view it.