Are gym wars the number 1 reason for deaths in boxing.

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  1. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Member Full Member

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    Tyan Booth said he thinks that’s what it is, and that Brendan Ingle would have his fighter’s spar to the body only at times so they wouldn’t get battered.
     
  2. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Everything is worth considering when it comes to fighter safety.
     
  3. Rockradar

    Rockradar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    At our gym, sparring was earn't. If you weren't fit, then they got you really fit and even then, they'd also analyse your skills before they let you spar.

    We only really had intense sparring when fights were around the corner. You'd get the odd spar where the other guy has been instructed to knock you out or he just doesn't like you or they're just going through a tough time and decide to take it out on you. We didn't have too many gym wars as our spars were nearly always monitored by both our head coaches.
     
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  4. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz KABOOM! Full Member

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    There is no #1 reason for deaths in boxing. You have to think about the fact those guys are taking punches to the head since they were kids. If you take punches to the head for about 20-25 years it's not out of question you could die from the brain damage. In the end boxing or combat sports in general show us HOW tough the brain and the human body is. You can take serious punishment for decades and still living.
    Of course you have some additional factors like dehydration or short breaks between fights (wars) but overall it's just a logical consequence.
     
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  5. george14

    george14 New Member Full Member

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    Sparring is definitely the #1 reason for CTE. Not sure about deaths. Guys don't get CTE from a fight really, it's an accumulation of punishment from sparring like a meat head. Today the fighters are well protected (at least they should be) and know the dangers. Some MMA fighters hardly spar at all before a fight.
     
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  6. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Getting punched in the head is the number one reason for deaths in boxing.
     
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    ertwin Member Full Member

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    This sounds like the fantasy of a 13 year old.
     
  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    If you didn't have much better fantasies than that when you were 13 you were doing it wrong...
     
  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft The Cobra will always bite back... Full Member

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    Boxing is literally organised violence.

    You want a #1 reason for deaths? There it is.
     
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  10. Oakland Billy Smith

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    I think the problem with some of these gyms is they let too many enterouges and non fighters in who arent there to train. I think it creates a negative environment. I remember a few years ago Floyd got in trouble for that 30 minute spar session involving Hassim Rahman Jr. I think theres too many opportunities for these guys to show off now, wether it be for media or enterouges or what have you.

    I can't imagine someone like Emmanuel Steward letting that happen at kronk gym
     
  11. Rockradar

    Rockradar Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's just the way it is at our gym. Our trainers are old men who have been in the game for years. They're big on minimising risk. They have no problem with chucking in the towel so you have to really fight come fight night.
    Especially with the Mayweather gym. Those guys love the social media and vice versa. Youtube IMO has attracted many to the sport of boxing. Everything has its pro and cons and all publicity is good if it's intelligent, however I too think they're showing off.
     
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  12. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Sad Max: Fury Road Full Member

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    I think most of mine involved Avril Lavigne and Jessica Alba... sparring.
     
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  13. DavidBarnes

    DavidBarnes New Member Full Member

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    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    From what I have seen it's taking repeated punches from boxers that have good power but not KO power. Accumulation of shots in the head for several rounds. The latest was that Russian Boy. He was taking a shallacking for a lot of rounds.

    The ref can also be blamed for not stopping the fight earlier and allows the punishment to continue on then it is too late.Because fighter is too tough for their own good and the REF has to step in.
     
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    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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