Originally Posted by Bogotazo
. It's not ideal, it's not recommended, and it's not at all full-proof in the street, but it's there. A serious pugilist is, at his heart, a fighter, and I see the bare fundamentals of controlling distance, defending one's head and body
We can sugar coat the sport all we want and make it sound clean and civilized. And only those who sit and watch from the sidelines will throw out words like sportsmanship, the sweet science, etc..
But boxing is learning how to hurt your opponent. It's disciplined, but it requires certain hunger to KNOW you are learning not just to defend yourself, but literally hurt other people.