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Boxing...It's a violent sport, but does it make you violent outside the ring?

Discussion in 'General Boxing Forum' started by punch13, Apr 20, 2010.



  1. punch13

    punch13 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Boxing...it's a violent sport, but does it make you violent outside the ring? Let's talk about it.

    Some people think that it makes you less violent. That man (and woman) need an outlet for their everyday stress, pressure, and angers.

    However, some people have the view that boxing is just a sport, and that people are who they are. If you are a socially inept person, or an exemplary person that boxing offers nothing and takes away nothing from that.

    Lastly, some people view that boxing along with other sports like MMA, football, wrestling, and other martial arts may actually increase violent behavior. That these sports actually affects one's personality and psyche in a negative way.

    Your thoughts everyone please. :good
     
  2. Diggersan

    Diggersan Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A sport should be an outlet for someone's energy. I don't think these sports increase violent behavior, someone is violent already if they can't differentiate between real life and sports
     
  3. daz52

    daz52 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Absolutely not. I personally don't believe boxing makes you any less/more violent then what you would be. If anything though Im sure alot of us have all heard the story more than once of the kid who was getting into trouble or being violent and once they found boxing it gave them something to channel that rage into and also taught them the discipline they were apparently lacking outside the ring.
     
  4. mrtony80

    mrtony80 Likes thick chicks Full Member

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    I don't think so...you many fer less stories about boxers that did some foul **** outside the ring than stories about boxers who DID...
     
  5. eko718

    eko718 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Well, just imagine some of these 6'6 240 pound football/basketball players, boxers, etc. with no constructive way to vent their aggression, some with very little education and in many cases having to struggle to make a living. I can't see that being too constructive for society or the crime rate.
     
  6. zangetsu

    zangetsu Getsuga Tenshou Full Member

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    No way. In boxing, you learn discipline. And being disciplined, you rarely get into trouble.
     
  7. GrCh

    GrCh Active Member Full Member

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    Pretty much..
     
  8. southsidegym

    southsidegym Active Member Full Member

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    its an outlet more than anything, thats why most inner city police departments sponser the local boxing clubs, but you have to factor in mental and emotional stability and thats in any walk of life. in some cases as in like tyson, the only person who ever truely cared about him died when he was still young and he probly had the emotional intellegence of a early teenager well into 20's but who in his cicrle was going to tell him "no mike thats not a good idea" when he's genarating HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of dollars
     
  9. rushman

    rushman Devoid is Devoid Full Member

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    I think it may attract people who have violent streaks. I don't think it causes violent behaviour though, and is likely enough to prevent violence.

    Gymrats don't have X hours a day to waste looking for trouble...
     
  10. southsidegym

    southsidegym Active Member Full Member

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    exactly
     
  11. john garfield

    john garfield Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    When I grew up in the '40s, there was no MMA, so boxing was THE macho sport. A small percentage that came to a gym just wanted to be the biggest BADASS in the neighborhood, but they were soon weeded out by the discipline or embraced it and lost the chip on their shoulder 'n really tried to learn how to box.
     
  12. punch13

    punch13 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    What about the idea of recommending a female friend or relative to a boxer? Would you ever do that? How about parents having to cope with the idea that their daughter is dating, in a relationship, or is married to a boxer? I'm sure the thought of their daughter being boxed or physically harmed by a boxer has crossed their mind. It's only natural I think.

    By the way, I don't necessarily view boxers in a negative light, but I think the average person would consider a person's livelihood as a factor in the above situations.
     
  13. san rafael

    san rafael 0.00% lemming Full Member

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    ^^^^^

    Yep. Besides, it's that much worse for somebody with boxing training if a judge finds out about it.