Originally Posted by dealt_with
The guys point was 'You play a dangerous sport, you enjoy it so you accept the risks'. Why are you guys so dense that you can't understand that?
You can get fucked up crossing the road, live your life and stop being a bitch. You play any sport and there are risks for your long term health. If that sport adds to your quality of life you keep doing it. We are all people who weigh up the risks and make our decisions. What sort of fucking idiot starts boxing and doesn't think that there is a risk of cognitive issues further down the line? Amateur boxing however is one of the safest sports around,
the mandatory time off after a stoppage, the testing and the general caution due to the nature of the sport means that consecutive concussions are nowhere near as common as they are for a football player who has the added risk of having his MCL blown out by another player in a tackle.
Boxing really isn't really that dangerous unless you're always in gym wars and fighting until you're 40.
So amateur boxing is one of the safest sports around, but you are a fucking idiot if you think there are not cognitive risk
Do you not see why someone might go into boxing thinking it is a very safe sport to be surprised later in life when they are in a wheel chair from the safest sport?