Re: Can you make boxing safe?
I can agree with agree with a few of these things. Weight draining and rehydration play a big parts in the disparity of body mass/power/damage related physics. That was pretty much proven in Gatti/Gamache court case. Same day weighs would instantly fix many issues with the sport. Poorly Fighters with beer guts and b*tch t*ts would be forced to be more disciplined or take their life into their hands fighting opponents that are solid muscle at the weight. those potential matchups could be reviewed individually. At the same time weight bullies would have to fight closer to their actual weight. This also negates the age factor in favor of skill by shaving down the weight cutting younger fighters have over older fighters.
Originally Posted by Fatboxingfan
Standing eight counts arent bad as long as it doesnt prolong the beating. The refs have to review the fighters during these counts.
Not fond of the glove thing just because I hate the way 16 oz gloves feel.
For the Penalizing one, youre probably going to need a central organization that's training the refs to spot these things as so many of these subjective to the angles, the refs, etc. too many deductions can win or lose the fight before it actually happens and also makes room for the actors. (someone like hopkins could be up 4 points after the end of the first round.
They want your @$$ beat because upsets make news. News brings about excitement, excitement brings about ratings. The objective is to bring you up to the tower and tear your @$$ down. And if you don't believe that, you're crazy.
Roy Jones, Jr. "What I've Learned," Esquire 2003